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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 883048.080218h 01m 58s+12° 45’ 28”
StarHIP 884948.783618h 04m 10s+11° 08’ 35”
StarHIP 886276.44618h 05m 43s+12° 00’ 13”
StarHIP 886308.004418h 05m 44s+13° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 888146.609218h 07m 48s+13° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 888938.197818h 08m 48s+12° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 889388.354618h 09m 15s+13° 29’ 06”
StarHIP 889708.362418h 09m 36s+11° 58’ 12”
StarHIP 891458.104418h 11m 38s+12° 33’ 01”

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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