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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 6127.443600h 07m 28s-56° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 9588.068800h 11m 50s-54° 12’ 35”
StarHIP 9278.314400h 11m 31s-55° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 7828.27200h 09m 39s-56° 11’ 30”
StarHIP 15678.436600h 19m 29s-54° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 9798.524600h 12m 06s-54° 21’ 55”
StarHIP 7306.260600h 09m 02s-54° 00’ 07”
StarHIP 13147.725600h 16m 32s-55° 28’ 10”
StarHIP 8728.489600h 10m 42s-54° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 5688.635400h 06m 53s-55° 09’ 38”
StarHIP 5178.808200h 06m 15s-55° 29’ 55”
StarHIP 11406.621800h 14m 14s-55° 04’ 10”
StarHIP 3468.70400h 04m 21s-53° 54’ 34”
StarHIP 15557.606400h 19m 22s-53° 50’ 38”
StarHIP 9707.632600h 12m 01s-54° 45’ 03”
GalaxyPGC 39913.500h 05m 39s-53° 48’ 59”
GalaxyPGC 21113.400h 03m 10s-54° 44’ 57”

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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