Position of Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) in the Sky

The current position of Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) is computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements). It is important to be aware that for objects like comets there might be large discrepancies between the predicted magnitude and the real one. This happens because comets magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 880028.866217h 58m 32s-50° 35’ 54”
StarHIP 880438.886417h 58m 58s-50° 50’ 21”
StarHIP 881617.598418h 00m 21s-49° 55’ 00”
StarHIP 88364018h 02m 37s-50° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 885518.112418h 04m 51s-50° 26’ 26”
StarHIP 88573018h 05m 06s-49° 07’ 57”
StarHIP 886138.313218h 05m 32s-51° 15’ 33”
StarHIP 886998.048218h 06m 27s-49° 30’ 48”
StarHIP 887108.592618h 06m 35s-50° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 887143.669818h 06m 37s-50° 05’ 29”
StarHIP 887238.566818h 06m 48s-49° 32’ 20”
StarHIP 887557.782218h 07m 07s-49° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 888837.306418h 08m 43s-49° 20’ 43”
StarHIP 889488.460218h 09m 23s-51° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 891198.40518h 11m 16s-49° 58’ 28”
StarHIP 892646.503418h 12m 56s-50° 33’ 31”

Additional resources

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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