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C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) 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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 11.555937
Declination: 38.075258 (J2000)
Magnitude: 20.83
Constellation: Ursa Major
Solar Elongation: 32.0°

Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Sun: 1094378595 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Earth: 1219581698 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 25 Oct 2014 04:13 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 558368.10611h 26m 39s+37° 43’ 30”
StarHIP 559307.23211h 27m 44s+37° 56’ 18”
StarHIP 560027.530211h 28m 35s+39° 18’ 28”
StarHIP 560345.356411h 29m 04s+39° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 560528.620211h 29m 16s+36° 54’ 42”
StarHIP 561216.973611h 30m 16s+37° 57’ 13”
StarHIP 562757.958811h 32m 12s+38° 55’ 33”
StarHIP 563247.88311h 32m 50s+38° 51’ 52”
StarHIP 563527.840211h 33m 04s+39° 19’ 18”
StarHIP 563627.746811h 33m 13s+38° 51’ 27”
StarHIP 56381011h 33m 28s+36° 52’ 26”
StarHIP 563828.059811h 33m 29s+36° 45’ 55”
StarHIP 564106.278611h 33m 56s+36° 48’ 56”
StarHIP 567688.879411h 38m 19s+38° 45’ 16”
StarHIP 568058.803611h 38m 43s+38° 38’ 58”
GalaxyUGC 651713.911h 32m 02s+36° 41’ 53”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)