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C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) 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 Y1 (Iwamoto) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 187168.009204h 00m 34s+42° 13’ 32”
StarHIP 183448.522403h 55m 18s+41° 55’ 46”
StarHIP 179418.893803h 50m 11s+42° 21’ 03”
StarHIP 184996.818403h 57m 16s+41° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 185077.354603h 57m 25s+43° 18’ 59”
StarHIP 177817.401803h 48m 22s+42° 52’ 51”
StarHIP 180538.300403h 51m 31s+42° 37’ 04”
StarHIP 187048.796804h 00m 24s+42° 20’ 30”
StarHIP 186368.388603h 59m 20s+43° 21’ 39”
StarHIP 187588.192604h 01m 05s+43° 27’ 39”
StarHIP 180998.847403h 52m 06s+43° 40’ 19”
StarHIP 178465.92603h 49m 08s+43° 57’ 46”
StarHIP 181628.73503h 52m 58s+42° 16’ 25”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)

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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