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):

StarHIP 71922014h 42m 36s-32° 43’ 34”
StarHIP 711796.822214h 33m 27s-33° 18’ 57”
StarHIP 718158.44414h 41m 24s-33° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 718048.70914h 41m 17s-34° 36’ 46”
StarHIP 718937.424814h 42m 16s-33° 38’ 01”
StarHIP 715938.516214h 38m 31s-31° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 716477.6314h 39m 16s-33° 22’ 42”
StarHIP 718906.539214h 42m 13s-32° 46’ 11”
StarHIP 714778.14914h 37m 03s-33° 10’ 46”
GalaxyESO 386-913.414h 41m 37s-33° 18’ 41”
GalaxyESO 447-3113.814h 40m 55s-32° 22’ 32”
GalaxyESO 447-3013.414h 39m 46s-32° 40’ 04”

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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