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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 614877.13812h 35m 53s+45° 46’ 51”
StarHIP 615528.691812h 36m 43s+45° 31’ 13”
StarHIP 615748.166212h 37m 02s+46° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 616127.998812h 37m 33s+45° 15’ 13”
StarHIP 616747.182612h 38m 32s+45° 13’ 01”
StarHIP 61722012h 39m 04s+47° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 617808.782612h 39m 45s+44° 52’ 55”
StarHIP 618278.880212h 40m 15s+45° 37’ 19”
StarHIP 618558.363212h 40m 37s+46° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 619896.98612h 42m 14s+45° 52’ 37”
StarHIP 62038012h 42m 59s+44° 54’ 06”
StarHIP 622234.93712h 45m 07s+45° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 623557.794812h 46m 37s+47° 22’ 20”
StarHIP 62374012h 47m 01s+46° 37’ 35”
StarHIP 626788.095612h 50m 37s+46° 04’ 01”

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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