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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: 11.784568
Declination: 36.738533 (J2000)
Magnitude: 21.02
Constellation: Ursa Major
Solar Elongation: 41.6°

Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Sun: 1134431305 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Earth: 1242160042 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 569278.04511h 40m 14s+36° 28’ 31”
StarHIP 571698.274611h 43m 28s+37° 14’ 26”
StarHIP 572908.956411h 44m 50s+37° 55’ 22”
StarHIP 573626.868411h 45m 35s+35° 53’ 39”
StarHIP 573848.58111h 45m 54s+36° 17’ 26”
StarHIP 576088.27211h 48m 39s+36° 29’ 25”
StarHIP 576388.148811h 49m 08s+37° 06’ 58”
StarHIP 57731011h 50m 19s+37° 40’ 51”
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 579688.634211h 53m 23s+36° 43’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 381312.311h 41m 18s+36° 32’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 394111.311h 52m 55s+36° 59’ 13”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)