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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 70974014h 31m 01s-76° 34’ 53”
StarHIP 694578.866814h 13m 13s-75° 12’ 10”
StarHIP 698507.161814h 17m 43s-76° 05’ 17”
StarHIP 710556.81414h 31m 50s-76° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 706377.212814h 26m 55s-76° 31’ 09”
StarHIP 690278.1214h 07m 51s-75° 46’ 57”
StarHIP 705247.483414h 25m 33s-75° 52’ 51”
StarHIP 688155.56914h 05m 20s-76° 47’ 48”
StarHIP 719447.367614h 42m 52s-75° 49’ 28”
StarHIP 695767.831814h 14m 30s-76° 27’ 27”
StarHIP 718706.345414h 41m 59s-77° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 711978.57214h 33m 38s-77° 26’ 41”
StarHIP 701288.464614h 20m 59s-76° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 695757.841414h 14m 29s-75° 45’ 43”
StarHIP 708378.938614h 29m 09s-77° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 708745.93814h 29m 37s-76° 43’ 44”
StarHIP 700017.719214h 19m 26s-75° 10’ 45”
GalaxyIC 437713.614h 16m 59s-75° 38’ 48”
GalaxyESO 41-613.614h 23m 49s-75° 19’ 19”

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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