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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 54656.915601h 09m 56s+33° 52’ 53”
StarHIP 54538.453601h 09m 47s+34° 36’ 41”
StarHIP 62498.349401h 20m 10s+34° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 57258.210801h 13m 35s+33° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 57828.538201h 14m 10s+35° 01’ 20”
StarHIP 57657.006601h 14m 01s+34° 29’ 33”
StarHIP 61457.55701h 18m 54s+33° 30’ 56”
StarHIP 54167.35301h 09m 13s+33° 56’ 29”
StarHIP 61277.586801h 18m 39s+33° 45’ 25”
StarHIP 58498.060401h 15m 01s+34° 53’ 05”
StarHIP 59365.921601h 16m 18s+33° 06’ 53”
StarHIP 62087.35601h 19m 35s+34° 45’ 10”
StarHIP 59238.16201h 16m 10s+35° 13’ 52”
StarHIP 62557.675401h 20m 14s+35° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 58528.750401h 15m 03s+34° 16’ 03”
StarHIP 56946.728801h 13m 16s+34° 05’ 54”
StarHIP 60338.14301h 17m 29s+35° 26’ 04”
StarHIP 55848.220401h 11m 38s+35° 06’ 38”
StarHIP 56527.988601h 12m 37s+35° 10’ 50”
StarHIP 56827.379201h 13m 02s+33° 09’ 18”
StarHIP 58917.571601h 15m 41s+34° 43’ 33”
StarHIP 62048.665201h 19m 31s+34° 29’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 41012.501h 10m 58s+33° 09’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 43113.901h 14m 04s+33° 42’ 12”

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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