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C/2019 B1 (Africano) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2019 B1 (Africano) 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/2019 B1 (Africano) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 69288.29301h 29m 15s-40° 51’ 07”
StarHIP 67818.696401h 27m 13s-41° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 67357.506601h 26m 43s-40° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 69318.887801h 29m 18s-41° 49’ 56”
StarHIP 75528.10601h 37m 18s-40° 10’ 38”
StarHIP 71648.191601h 32m 21s-41° 30’ 21”
StarHIP 75108.492601h 36m 45s-40° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 71518.560801h 32m 12s-39° 05’ 52”
StarHIP 69768.603401h 29m 49s-41° 11’ 17”
StarHIP 74247.860601h 35m 38s-39° 50’ 18”
StarHIP 74848.835601h 36m 23s-41° 18’ 28”
StarHIP 74436.39901h 35m 50s-39° 56’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 62511.701h 35m 05s-41° 26’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 63012.901h 35m 36s-39° 21’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 62613.401h 35m 11s-39° 08’ 53”
GalaxyESO 297-813.701h 35m 30s-39° 23’ 12”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2019 B1 (Africano)

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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