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):

StarHIP 8568.196400h 10m 29s+15° 13’ 54”
StarHIP 3808.499800h 04m 42s+17° 04’ 11”
StarHIP 4518.593600h 05m 24s+16° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 11088.92900h 13m 48s+16° 34’ 50”
StarHIP 10278.524200h 12m 48s+15° 33’ 37”
StarHIP 10576.418600h 13m 09s+16° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 7597.012200h 09m 19s+17° 32’ 03”
StarHIP 11568.188200h 14m 27s+16° 38’ 27”
StarHIP 6138.260800h 07m 29s+17° 18’ 09”
StarHIP 5037.773800h 06m 01s+16° 27’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 781411.600h 03m 14s+16° 08’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 1412.800h 08m 46s+15° 48’ 55”

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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