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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 16863003h 37m 00s+50° 56’ 25”
StarHIP 164246.275603h 31m 29s+49° 12’ 35”
StarHIP 174767.54203h 44m 41s+50° 32’ 34”
StarHIP 173578.62203h 42m 55s+49° 10’ 57”
StarHIP 164038.629403h 31m 14s+49° 42’ 22”
StarHIP 171318.149403h 40m 08s+48° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 177137.545803h 47m 38s+50° 21’ 50”
StarHIP 169958.65503h 38m 35s+48° 35’ 36”
StarHIP 175418.191203h 45m 22s+49° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 173417.896603h 42m 41s+51° 10’ 24”
StarHIP 169866.874603h 38m 26s+49° 12’ 20”
StarHIP 172318.155803h 41m 25s+50° 49’ 17”
StarHIP 163947.351403h 31m 06s+50° 28’ 53”
StarHIP 164268.769603h 31m 30s+49° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 164476.405603h 31m 49s+49° 24’ 03”
StarHIP 169627.177203h 38m 13s+49° 04’ 58”
StarHIP 173868.813803h 43m 23s+51° 20’ 40”

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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