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C/2018 W2 (Africano) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 194988.943204h 10m 40s+64° 29’ 35”
StarHIP 182107.698403h 53m 37s+64° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 185948.105603h 58m 43s+65° 34’ 32”
StarHIP 196278.09704h 12m 20s+64° 57’ 37”
StarHIP 191737.753804h 06m 36s+65° 00’ 33”
StarHIP 192598.948604h 07m 41s+65° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 178844.240403h 49m 31s+65° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 191776.127604h 06m 38s+65° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 181427.22203h 52m 41s+65° 31’ 53”
StarHIP 197107.755804h 13m 23s+65° 56’ 07”
StarHIP 189388.63804h 03m 32s+64° 14’ 32”
StarHIP 187998.157604h 01m 40s+64° 21’ 27”
StarHIP 185808.929403h 58m 37s+64° 19’ 25”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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