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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 22664004h 52m 29s+43° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 23210004h 59m 41s+40° 50’ 09”
StarHIP 232748.926405h 00m 26s+41° 57’ 42”
StarHIP 232136.568404h 59m 42s+41° 52’ 23”
StarHIP 229158.205404h 55m 52s+43° 09’ 20”
StarHIP 234533.645205h 02m 28s+41° 04’ 33”
StarHIP 227268.830204h 53m 19s+42° 06’ 44”
StarHIP 233998.062805h 01m 45s+42° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 236507.31305h 04m 58s+41° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 229018.237804h 55m 33s+42° 07’ 21”
StarHIP 233597.743805h 01m 22s+42° 00’ 21”
StarHIP 228638.126804h 55m 07s+40° 44’ 52”
StarHIP 235116.105805h 03m 18s+41° 26’ 29”
StarHIP 229287.279204h 56m 03s+43° 29’ 36”
StarHIP 226738.332604h 52m 35s+41° 47’ 06”
StarHIP 231867.43904h 59m 21s+43° 19’ 24”
StarHIP 226995.690204h 52m 47s+42° 35’ 11”
StarHIP 224458.774604h 49m 47s+42° 17’ 22”
StarHIP 234897.509805h 02m 57s+42° 34’ 08”

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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