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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: 11.938151
Declination: 36.618851 (J2000)
Magnitude: 21.11
Constellation: Ursa Major
Solar Elongation: 58.9°

Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Sun: 1165648363 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Earth: 1235519011 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 577888.892211h 51m 00s+36° 53’ 21”
StarHIP 578017.461411h 51m 07s+36° 50’ 06”
StarHIP 578318.936411h 51m 34s+36° 35’ 14”
StarHIP 579396.35711h 52m 55s+37° 43’ 58”
StarHIP 579688.634211h 53m 23s+36° 43’ 56”
StarHIP 580288.996411h 54m 04s+37° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 581196.348811h 55m 14s+36° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 581846.699211h 56m 00s+35° 20’ 26”
StarHIP 582027.794211h 56m 12s+36° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 582086.482611h 56m 17s+35° 26’ 53”
StarHIP 584227.730411h 58m 45s+37° 52’ 37”
StarHIP 585307.466612h 00m 09s+36° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 585418.155412h 00m 17s+36° 43’ 58”
StarHIP 586545.482212h 01m 39s+36° 02’ 32”
StarHIP 587408.697212h 02m 51s+36° 48’ 13”
StarHIP 587728.802812h 03m 15s+36° 43’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 394111.311h 52m 55s+36° 59’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 402514.011h 59m 09s+37° 47’ 34”

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