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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 35495007h 19m 30s+32° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 352656.88407h 17m 09s+33° 05’ 32”
StarHIP 355267.23307h 19m 55s+33° 36’ 51”
StarHIP 352978.849407h 17m 29s+33° 12’ 01”
StarHIP 347007.970207h 11m 14s+32° 36’ 54”
StarHIP 352568.65407h 17m 04s+34° 06’ 21”
StarHIP 356478.397407h 21m 21s+34° 01’ 36”
StarHIP 349207.32607h 13m 30s+32° 08’ 43”
StarHIP 358907.704207h 23m 56s+33° 40’ 03”
StarHIP 357488.024607h 22m 25s+33° 13’ 27”
StarHIP 346688.950807h 10m 46s+33° 20’ 47”
StarHIP 348128.958407h 12m 23s+34° 09’ 20”
StarHIP 348816.902807h 13m 04s+31° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 352727.690407h 17m 13s+31° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 358267.893807h 23m 18s+33° 41’ 50”
StarHIP 352528.849207h 17m 02s+34° 02’ 07”
StarHIP 347147.11907h 11m 19s+33° 06’ 42”
StarHIP 348538.083407h 12m 45s+34° 15’ 00”
StarHIP 359348.394807h 24m 28s+33° 02’ 21”
StarHIP 358258.105607h 23m 18s+33° 10’ 33”
StarHIP 352986.752607h 17m 30s+31° 41’ 53”
GalaxyUGC 382913.807h 23m 45s+33° 26’ 57”

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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