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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 863135.620817h 38m 09s-10° 55’ 34”
StarHIP 863708.648417h 38m 55s-10° 53’ 11”
StarHIP 864167.855417h 39m 28s-11° 16’ 01”
StarHIP 864528.044217h 39m 53s-11° 27’ 58”
StarHIP 868328.095417h 44m 34s-10° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 868848.26117h 45m 07s-09° 48’ 54”
StarHIP 869367.76617h 45m 50s-10° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 871778.245217h 48m 38s-10° 16’ 25”
StarHIP 872138.795617h 49m 04s-11° 20’ 29”

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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