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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 31208.554400h 39m 41s-71° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 34888.087200h 44m 31s-71° 10’ 07”
StarHIP 39616.811800h 50m 52s-71° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 4341000h 55m 40s-71° 28’ 30”
StarHIP 45138.676800h 57m 52s-70° 27’ 30”
StarHIP 45248.97100h 57m 57s-70° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 46847.99901h 00m 10s-70° 10’ 36”
StarHIP 4773001h 01m 20s-72° 17’ 18”
StarHIP 47937.644201h 01m 33s-71° 32’ 58”
StarHIP 50388.821601h 04m 31s-70° 32’ 25”
StarHIP 50827.271401h 05m 07s-71° 44’ 02”
StarHIP 51078.08601h 05m 27s-70° 55’ 59”
StarHIP 53678.496201h 08m 38s-71° 50’ 07”
StarHIP 56957.909201h 13m 16s-70° 52’ 52”

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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