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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 700904.055414h 20m 33s-37° 53’ 06”
StarHIP 696798.333614h 15m 48s-37° 35’ 59”
StarHIP 696608.727614h 15m 24s-37° 57’ 31”
StarHIP 695087.253414h 13m 46s-36° 37’ 15”
StarHIP 698128.370814h 17m 15s-37° 56’ 55”
StarHIP 693078.203614h 11m 09s-37° 54’ 18”
StarHIP 692728.631614h 10m 52s-39° 11’ 09”
StarHIP 696308.70914h 15m 02s-39° 11’ 19”
StarHIP 699487.97614h 18m 50s-37° 19’ 47”
StarHIP 691627.881214h 09m 26s-38° 25’ 57”
StarHIP 692007.872414h 10m 03s-36° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 699955.923814h 19m 23s-37° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 695258.928814h 13m 56s-38° 05’ 46”
StarHIP 688537.706414h 05m 56s-37° 43’ 45”
StarHIP 698897.635214h 18m 09s-38° 53’ 04”
StarHIP 696058.650614h 14m 45s-38° 22’ 52”
StarHIP 692638.384214h 10m 46s-37° 01’ 03”
GalaxyPGC 5065814.014h 11m 18s-37° 12’ 06”

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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