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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 71841014h 41m 44s-42° 41’ 02”
StarHIP 72476014h 49m 09s-42° 14’ 36”
StarHIP 727818.782214h 52m 38s-42° 04’ 29”
StarHIP 718338.442614h 41m 40s-42° 27’ 17”
StarHIP 722628.483814h 46m 38s-43° 09’ 47”
StarHIP 727428.61214h 52m 17s-43° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 717678.988214h 40m 45s-42° 47’ 06”
StarHIP 729038.110414h 54m 00s-43° 35’ 52”
StarHIP 726834.328814h 51m 38s-43° 34’ 31”
StarHIP 722118.00814h 46m 07s-42° 08’ 52”
StarHIP 723948.402614h 48m 05s-41° 51’ 46”
StarHIP 725148.62614h 49m 35s-43° 43’ 20”
StarHIP 726276.821214h 50m 58s-42° 49’ 20”
StarHIP 720578.712414h 44m 20s-44° 13’ 57”
StarHIP 728857.524414h 53m 46s-43° 09’ 43”
StarHIP 723598.655414h 47m 45s-42° 40’ 02”
StarHIP 725648.954814h 50m 14s-44° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 723386.19514h 47m 32s-43° 33’ 24”

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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