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 653967.99413h 24m 11s+34° 41’ 01”
StarHIP 654408.866213h 24m 41s+34° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 656408.632213h 27m 27s+35° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 656668.619413h 27m 47s+35° 09’ 11”
StarHIP 657448.027813h 28m 35s+33° 40’ 02”
StarHIP 658537.67513h 29m 56s+34° 31’ 27”
StarHIP 658688.81113h 30m 01s+33° 16’ 52”
StarHIP 658987.802813h 30m 30s+34° 29’ 34”
StarHIP 660448.23913h 32m 22s+34° 53’ 17”
StarHIP 660517.914813h 32m 30s+36° 02’ 08”
StarHIP 660896.76513h 32m 51s+34° 54’ 25”
StarHIP 661286.556213h 33m 22s+33° 39’ 27”
StarHIP 661458.905613h 33m 31s+34° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 663147.801213h 35m 28s+34° 58’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 514913.713h 26m 09s+35° 56’ 03”
GalaxyUGC 846113.613h 28m 04s+34° 19’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 522313.713h 34m 25s+34° 41’ 30”
GalaxyUGC 856113.913h 34m 57s+34° 02’ 38”

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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