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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 3378000h 42m 56s+22° 39’ 34”
StarHIP 3428000h 43m 41s+23° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 33107.834800h 42m 09s+24° 08’ 20”
StarHIP 33778.9500h 42m 56s+21° 47’ 40”
StarHIP 31677.856800h 40m 23s+23° 46’ 12”
StarHIP 33258.153800h 42m 22s+22° 49’ 56”
StarHIP 36738.43500h 47m 00s+23° 15’ 02”
StarHIP 35417.413600h 45m 12s+23° 35’ 26”
StarHIP 36933.987800h 47m 20s+24° 16’ 02”
StarHIP 31657.188600h 40m 19s+24° 03’ 13”

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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