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):

StarHIP 68287013h 58m 44s+62° 34’ 31”
StarHIP 678548.56513h 53m 54s+62° 10’ 49”
StarHIP 686157.470614h 02m 46s+61° 40’ 44”
StarHIP 684828.475414h 01m 12s+62° 34’ 37”
StarHIP 674855.870213h 49m 45s+61° 29’ 22”
StarHIP 681846.388613h 57m 32s+61° 29’ 32”
StarHIP 675288.070213h 50m 07s+60° 31’ 13”
StarHIP 686908.964414h 03m 37s+61° 36’ 20”
StarHIP 675158.892413h 50m 03s+61° 54’ 31”
StarHIP 679367.202413h 54m 44s+62° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 687238.144414h 04m 05s+60° 33’ 45”
StarHIP 686238.103414h 02m 50s+62° 16’ 12”

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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