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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 1140638.48623h 06m 01s-74° 45’ 58”
StarHIP 1142686.01423h 08m 35s-73° 35’ 10”
StarHIP 1147018.360223h 14m 06s-73° 09’ 01”
StarHIP 1148138.618223h 15m 25s-74° 31’ 31”
StarHIP 1148578.674623h 15m 53s-73° 52’ 32”
StarHIP 1150727.946423h 18m 27s-74° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 1152477.260823h 20m 37s-75° 37’ 58”
StarHIP 1153548.853623h 21m 54s-73° 42’ 26”
StarHIP 1156057.32923h 25m 05s-73° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 1157397.373223h 26m 54s-73° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 1158018.7223h 27m 36s-75° 25’ 08”
StarHIP 1158638.442423h 28m 27s-73° 16’ 44”
StarHIP 1160668.00423h 31m 05s-74° 08’ 04”
StarHIP 1161767.807823h 32m 22s-74° 12’ 05”
StarHIP 1162528.68923h 33m 22s-74° 51’ 22”
StarHIP 1163017.958623h 33m 52s-73° 44’ 12”
StarHIP 1168878.780623h 41m 33s-73° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 1170357.783623h 43m 31s-74° 12’ 53”

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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