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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 22423004h 49m 32s+38° 19’ 05”
StarHIP 220498.694204h 44m 32s+38° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 218475.91304h 41m 50s+38° 16’ 49”
StarHIP 218787.66304h 42m 13s+37° 30’ 53”
StarHIP 224534.726804h 49m 54s+37° 29’ 17”
StarHIP 219028.00804h 42m 36s+38° 23’ 22”
StarHIP 225297.238204h 50m 53s+37° 45’ 37”
StarHIP 220556.683404h 44m 35s+38° 15’ 17”
StarHIP 221808.399204h 46m 20s+39° 13’ 40”
StarHIP 216287.585404h 38m 38s+38° 26’ 55”
StarHIP 219156.637804h 42m 47s+38° 25’ 35”
StarHIP 224217.687204h 49m 29s+37° 20’ 06”
StarHIP 226708.606804h 52m 34s+38° 30’ 19”

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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