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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 859187.718217h 33m 27s-18° 20’ 23”
StarHIP 859527.89817h 33m 58s-17° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 859658.634617h 34m 09s-19° 10’ 29”
StarHIP 859977.070817h 34m 33s-18° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 861427.47217h 36m 13s-17° 51’ 48”
StarHIP 861808.675417h 36m 36s-20° 04’ 39”
StarHIP 862087.341417h 37m 01s-18° 59’ 30”
StarHIP 862718.57417h 37m 39s-17° 49’ 37”
StarHIP 863128.391217h 38m 08s-19° 58’ 27”
StarHIP 863658.575417h 38m 51s-19° 32’ 19”
StarHIP 863838.548417h 39m 05s-17° 26’ 47”
StarHIP 865558.851817h 41m 17s-19° 27’ 26”

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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