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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 857248.909617h 31m 03s-21° 29’ 06”
StarHIP 859257.601817h 33m 34s-22° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 860606.478217h 35m 18s-22° 02’ 37”
StarHIP 861588.311417h 36m 23s-20° 58’ 38”
StarHIP 862748.505417h 37m 42s-21° 15’ 22”
StarHIP 863038.099817h 38m 03s-22° 34’ 54”
StarHIP 863526.142617h 38m 44s-21° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 864558.541217h 39m 55s-23° 03’ 40”
StarHIP 865198.797217h 40m 51s-20° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 867364.831817h 43m 25s-21° 40’ 59”

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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