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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 44949009h 09m 17s-81° 09’ 48”
StarHIP 430928.311608h 46m 36s-81° 07’ 23”
StarHIP 411915.587608h 24m 20s-80° 54’ 52”
StarHIP 451837.464609h 12m 25s-81° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 397727.86508h 07m 41s-81° 36’ 33”
StarHIP 409498.913808h 21m 26s-80° 42’ 27”
StarHIP 420596.797208h 34m 23s-82° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 419956.859408h 33m 36s-80° 09’ 31”
StarHIP 400348.51808h 10m 39s-80° 35’ 09”
StarHIP 442888.363609h 01m 11s-82° 06’ 54”
StarHIP 419108.797408h 32m 42s-82° 36’ 52”
StarHIP 448007.624609h 07m 47s-82° 19’ 29”

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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