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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 75155015h 21m 32s-38° 19’ 54”
StarHIP 748438.654615h 17m 41s-38° 47’ 33”
StarHIP 759258.75215h 30m 26s-39° 48’ 32”
StarHIP 751516.542615h 21m 30s-38° 13’ 07”
StarHIP 747456.723215h 16m 32s-39° 33’ 39”
StarHIP 757437.993615h 28m 27s-39° 47’ 19”
StarHIP 754767.038415h 25m 06s-38° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 758028.823815h 29m 08s-39° 17’ 26”
StarHIP 755278.672615h 25m 45s-39° 03’ 08”
StarHIP 755014.596415h 25m 20s-38° 44’ 00”
StarHIP 759338.861815h 30m 34s-38° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 754395.379815h 24m 45s-39° 42’ 36”
StarHIP 755587.368215h 26m 06s-39° 53’ 20”
StarHIP 754918.412615h 25m 16s-38° 09’ 28”
StarHIP 755458.959415h 26m 00s-40° 32’ 40”
StarHIP 747826.832615h 16m 59s-38° 26’ 51”
StarHIP 757048.358215h 27m 59s-38° 38’ 48”
StarHIP 750708.928615h 20m 26s-39° 15’ 43”
StarHIP 758186.415215h 29m 19s-38° 38’ 05”
StarHIP 748477.213615h 17m 43s-39° 48’ 43”
StarHIP 750808.884415h 20m 33s-39° 49’ 56”
GalaxyESO 329-713.015h 30m 07s-38° 38’ 57”
GalaxyESO 328-4114.015h 18m 23s-38° 30’ 24”
GalaxyESO 328-4614.015h 22m 25s-38° 12’ 00”

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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