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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 775508.296615h 50m 01s+54° 45’ 59”
StarHIP 777908.175415h 53m 04s+53° 52’ 17”
StarHIP 779708.13215h 55m 23s+54° 01’ 54”
StarHIP 77971015h 55m 23s+54° 05’ 38”
StarHIP 781804.934215h 57m 47s+54° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 783277.733615h 59m 37s+53° 09’ 10”
StarHIP 784037.842216h 00m 21s+54° 31’ 20”
StarHIP 784107.498816h 00m 24s+53° 58’ 00”
StarHIP 784618.414616h 01m 03s+55° 27’ 12”
StarHIP 784927.826216h 01m 25s+55° 31’ 16”
StarHIP 785425.767816h 02m 05s+52° 54’ 57”
StarHIP 785488.838416h 02m 12s+55° 10’ 28”
StarHIP 786467.78916h 03m 15s+53° 13’ 00”
StarHIP 788928.324816h 06m 19s+53° 30’ 54”
GalaxyPGC 5668813.816h 01m 14s+53° 51’ 41”

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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