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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 67934013h 54m 43s-20° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 68296013h 58m 51s-20° 51’ 02”
StarHIP 675336.94613h 50m 14s-20° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 682198.739613h 57m 58s-20° 38’ 43”
StarHIP 675887.76813h 50m 56s-20° 59’ 05”
StarHIP 679038.861213h 54m 26s-21° 59’ 19”
StarHIP 679458.293613h 54m 51s-21° 30’ 24”
StarHIP 678458.080413h 53m 50s-21° 13’ 06”
StarHIP 679086.518613h 54m 31s-22° 14’ 41”

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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