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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 21088004h 31m 10s+58° 58’ 55”
StarHIP 21384004h 35m 21s+60° 44’ 41”
StarHIP 21492004h 36m 58s+59° 22’ 01”
StarHIP 206878.194404h 25m 52s+60° 15’ 21”
StarHIP 206918.507204h 25m 55s+58° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 203288.257604h 21m 17s+59° 54’ 04”
StarHIP 214106.779204h 35m 43s+59° 24’ 03”
StarHIP 216278.308404h 38m 36s+58° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 206158.082404h 24m 58s+58° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 204957.726604h 23m 34s+59° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 215717.699604h 37m 52s+60° 40’ 34”
StarHIP 215447.344604h 37m 32s+60° 05’ 25”
StarHIP 212608.257204h 33m 40s+59° 28’ 41”
StarHIP 204566.168404h 22m 57s+59° 36’ 58”

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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