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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 52868.302401h 07m 37s+22° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 51325.540801h 05m 41s+21° 27’ 55”
StarHIP 52137.85501h 06m 38s+23° 13’ 58”
StarHIP 54318.32501h 09m 24s+22° 34’ 39”
StarHIP 51315.3201h 05m 40s+21° 28’ 23”
StarHIP 56738.30901h 12m 53s+22° 50’ 18”
StarHIP 55887.521601h 11m 40s+22° 43’ 19”
StarHIP 49318.850601h 03m 16s+22° 47’ 06”
StarHIP 54307.522601h 09m 22s+22° 54’ 34”
StarHIP 56407.555201h 12m 28s+23° 15’ 20”
StarHIP 55858.943601h 11m 38s+22° 20’ 08”
StarHIP 51828.684601h 06m 15s+22° 33’ 06”
StarHIP 53357.559601h 08m 12s+21° 58’ 37”
StarHIP 49608.518801h 03m 36s+23° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 54446.650601h 09m 39s+23° 47’ 39”
StarHIP 50408.750801h 04m 31s+21° 31’ 19”
StarHIP 55258.130601h 10m 43s+23° 27’ 58”

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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