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C/1948 V1 (Eclipse comet) live position and data

This page shows Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) 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 Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 433367.068208h 49m 43s-05° 41’ 39”
StarHIP 426747.679608h 41m 50s-05° 36’ 38”
StarHIP 430197.771608h 45m 59s-06° 32’ 22”
StarHIP 433976.829208h 50m 24s-04° 11’ 50”
StarHIP 434176.982408h 50m 36s-04° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 428808.313808h 44m 20s-05° 05’ 41”
StarHIP 427396.75308h 42m 36s-04° 24’ 36”
StarHIP 428637.289408h 44m 04s-04° 12’ 07”
StarHIP 431658.199608h 47m 33s-03° 57’ 16”
StarHIP 434987.969408h 51m 35s-05° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 430728.78408h 46m 23s-04° 34’ 13”
StarHIP 431818.124408h 47m 47s-04° 02’ 02”
StarHIP 432847.731208h 49m 03s-05° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 427598.454208h 42m 49s-04° 37’ 24”
StarHIP 432045.968208h 48m 04s-06° 33’ 31”
GalaxyPGC 2485113.608h 50m 42s-05° 00’ 34”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1)

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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