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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 1066857.91121h 36m 32s-43° 50’ 51”
StarHIP 1068278.35721h 38m 10s-43° 25’ 59”
StarHIP 1061286.860421h 29m 51s-43° 30’ 26”
StarHIP 1059135.542621h 27m 01s-42° 32’ 52”
StarHIP 1069686.659421h 39m 52s-43° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 1069556.617821h 39m 42s-42° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 1065006.217821h 34m 17s-42° 55’ 28”
StarHIP 1061597.251221h 30m 12s-44° 04’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 709712.621h 40m 13s-42° 32’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 707912.521h 32m 34s-44° 04’ 00”
GalaxyESO 287-3713.721h 34m 31s-44° 18’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 707012.821h 30m 25s-43° 05’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 7070A13.321h 31m 47s-42° 50’ 44”

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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