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C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) 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 X2 (Fitzsimmons) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 82383016h 50m 03s-43° 38’ 21”
StarHIP 829178.429816h 56m 39s-43° 56’ 51”
StarHIP 821998.208616h 47m 34s-42° 52’ 36”
StarHIP 828296.749216h 55m 35s-43° 18’ 57”
StarHIP 827293.469416h 54m 35s-42° 21’ 38”
StarHIP 826714.735416h 53m 59s-42° 21’ 43”
StarHIP 825607.044816h 52m 31s-42° 59’ 30”
StarHIP 827836.295216h 55m 03s-42° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 830658.667816h 58m 23s-43° 00’ 17”
StarHIP 826696.301816h 53m 58s-41° 59’ 39”
StarHIP 824508.265616h 50m 58s-43° 42’ 22”
StarHIP 828508.292816h 55m 53s-43° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 827407.037616h 54m 41s-43° 33’ 36”
StarHIP 827165.797616h 54m 26s-42° 28’ 43”
StarHIP 832888.973417h 01m 16s-43° 38’ 36”
StarHIP 827117.376216h 54m 23s-44° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 826138.594816h 53m 19s-44° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 826505.880816h 53m 42s-43° 03’ 03”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons)

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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