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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 872998.31117h 50m 16s+28° 13’ 54”
StarHIP 873085.413217h 50m 22s+29° 19’ 19”
StarHIP 874078.55317h 51m 45s+28° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 874867.260617h 52m 32s+27° 11’ 37”
StarHIP 875178.682417h 52m 49s+27° 32’ 52”
StarHIP 875247.926817h 52m 52s+29° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 875488.49517h 53m 08s+28° 36’ 03”
StarHIP 875538.738617h 53m 12s+29° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 876368.096417h 54m 05s+27° 20’ 34”
StarHIP 876448.501617h 54m 08s+29° 48’ 44”
StarHIP 879178.403417h 57m 33s+29° 28’ 05”
StarHIP 879208.828217h 57m 34s+27° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 879308.151217h 57m 44s+28° 15’ 13”
StarHIP 879333.605617h 57m 45s+29° 14’ 52”
StarHIP 879707.445417h 58m 10s+27° 23’ 50”
StarHIP 879828.736217h 58m 19s+27° 59’ 20”
StarHIP 880708.264217h 59m 13s+28° 14’ 39”
StarHIP 881517.369218h 00m 16s+28° 43’ 11”
StarHIP 882148.637618h 00m 54s+28° 31’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 648713.217h 52m 42s+29° 50’ 17”

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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