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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 36177.060200h 46m 24s+30° 56’ 34”
StarHIP 40057.23200h 51m 24s+32° 39’ 26”
StarHIP 41038.275200h 52m 40s+31° 27’ 34”
StarHIP 35558.196800h 45m 27s+31° 40’ 08”
StarHIP 42467.04700h 54m 09s+32° 53’ 18”
StarHIP 33017.658200h 42m 04s+32° 36’ 39”
StarHIP 39788.001800h 51m 10s+33° 33’ 28”
StarHIP 36207.190600h 46m 27s+30° 57’ 05”
StarHIP 41087.872600h 52m 41s+31° 23’ 40”
StarHIP 34386.878800h 43m 52s+33° 18’ 38”
StarHIP 40537.58900h 51m 54s+32° 22’ 01”
StarHIP 40478.144800h 51m 50s+32° 00’ 03”
StarHIP 33128.826400h 42m 09s+32° 06’ 25”
StarHIP 38057.928800h 48m 54s+32° 55’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 26612.600h 49m 48s+32° 16’ 42”
GalaxyUGC 48413.900h 46m 56s+32° 40’ 27”

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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