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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 635158.028813h 00m 55s+45° 56’ 56”
StarHIP 636537.352613h 02m 44s+45° 23’ 04”
StarHIP 637648.323613h 04m 10s+46° 27’ 32”
StarHIP 639165.513413h 05m 52s+45° 16’ 06”
StarHIP 641558.633813h 08m 56s+46° 51’ 12”
StarHIP 643608.404613h 11m 29s+46° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 645028.375613h 13m 14s+46° 29’ 38”
StarHIP 645388.46413h 13m 41s+46° 28’ 34”
StarHIP 645968.763613h 14m 25s+45° 10’ 50”
StarHIP 647718.837213h 16m 27s+46° 13’ 26”
GalaxyUGC 832012.913h 14m 28s+45° 55’ 09”

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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