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 20237.991400h 25m 40s+22° 56’ 42”
StarHIP 21478.053200h 27m 11s+21° 15’ 29”
StarHIP 21978.605200h 27m 45s+23° 28’ 03”
StarHIP 20507.407400h 25m 58s+21° 01’ 27”
StarHIP 22068.481400h 27m 52s+23° 34’ 17”
StarHIP 18137.520400h 23m 00s+22° 22’ 31”
StarHIP 22227.316200h 28m 10s+20° 47’ 45”
StarHIP 21937.892200h 27m 42s+22° 05’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 8313.600h 21m 22s+22° 26’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 8013.200h 21m 11s+22° 21’ 29”

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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