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):

StarHIP 833988.460417h 02m 42s+44° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 834977.612217h 03m 55s+45° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 835177.817217h 04m 05s+46° 05’ 25”
StarHIP 836738.01917h 06m 05s+45° 00’ 24”
StarHIP 837638.040217h 07m 08s+44° 15’ 19”
StarHIP 838357.716417h 08m 00s+44° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 839078.785617h 08m 54s+46° 30’ 19”
StarHIP 83945017h 09m 31s+43° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 839938.806417h 10m 11s+45° 01’ 35”
StarHIP 840758.538617h 11m 19s+46° 00’ 40”
StarHIP 841066.414417h 11m 39s+45° 19’ 28”
StarHIP 841697.176817h 12m 22s+43° 44’ 12”
StarHIP 842607.57617h 13m 27s+45° 22’ 20”
StarHIP 843898.49117h 15m 11s+46° 00’ 00”
StarHIP 844808.521617h 16m 15s+44° 45’ 36”
StarHIP 844908.894817h 16m 23s+45° 47’ 39”
StarHIP 845898.49317h 17m 29s+45° 40’ 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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