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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 554958.222811h 21m 56s-00° 25’ 44”
StarHIP 559077.056611h 27m 34s+00° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 559067.309411h 27m 33s+01° 18’ 05”
StarHIP 553697.57211h 20m 15s+00° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 560567.696211h 29m 19s-00° 20’ 33”
StarHIP 557038.374211h 24m 50s+01° 14’ 45”
StarHIP 554968.779211h 21m 57s+00° 03’ 08”
StarHIP 558008.08711h 25m 59s-01° 04’ 42”
StarHIP 555955.89511h 23m 17s+00° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 553047.860211h 19m 32s-00° 11’ 16”
StarHIP 552777.253211h 19m 15s+00° 43’ 24”
StarHIP 560157.75511h 28m 47s+01° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 556505.293811h 24m 02s+01° 24’ 27”
GalaxyUGC 636113.911h 20m 48s+00° 27’ 33”
GalaxyUGC 643514.011h 25m 34s-00° 46’ 05”

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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