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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 154097.988203h 18m 40s-35° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 154498.724403h 19m 12s-35° 29’ 41”
StarHIP 154527.029803h 19m 17s-35° 00’ 15”
StarHIP 155177.369203h 19m 57s-34° 00’ 42”
StarHIP 15581003h 20m 43s-33° 27’ 48”
StarHIP 156068.377403h 20m 58s-33° 33’ 22”
StarHIP 157188.737603h 22m 26s-34° 38’ 27”
StarHIP 160148.888403h 26m 11s-33° 46’ 57”
StarHIP 162157.016403h 28m 54s-33° 39’ 19”
StarHIP 162368.581403h 29m 14s-34° 21’ 10”
GalaxyESO 358-614.003h 27m 17s-34° 31’ 36”

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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