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 871707.781217h 48m 36s-02° 11’ 46”
StarHIP 874286.200617h 51m 59s-01° 14’ 12”
StarHIP 874718.634817h 52m 19s-03° 01’ 27”
StarHIP 874757.661617h 52m 22s-01° 25’ 48”
StarHIP 875137.397417h 52m 47s-03° 33’ 50”
StarHIP 875368.10917h 52m 59s-02° 15’ 26”
StarHIP 875387.423817h 53m 03s-02° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 876228.877817h 53m 58s-00° 52’ 58”
StarHIP 876336.715617h 54m 03s-01° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 876787.27117h 54m 29s-03° 27’ 43”
StarHIP 877977.68617h 56m 07s-01° 24’ 36”
StarHIP 879358.055617h 57m 46s-01° 45’ 54”
StarHIP 879728.873617h 58m 10s-02° 09’ 11”

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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