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C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 11.256053
Declination: 42.888845 (J2000)
Magnitude: 20.32
Constellation: Ursa Major
Solar Elongation: 59.0°

Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Sun: 1021939354 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Earth: 1091950198 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 25 Oct 2014 04:13 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 545368.304211h 09m 37s+41° 54’ 50”
StarHIP 545375.755211h 09m 38s+43° 12’ 27”
StarHIP 546147.631611h 10m 37s+42° 25’ 34”
StarHIP 54658011h 11m 19s+43° 25’ 06”
StarHIP 546818.212211h 11m 37s+42° 49’ 05”
StarHIP 546927.145611h 11m 49s+42° 49’ 57”
StarHIP 549157.88411h 14m 45s+43° 19’ 46”
StarHIP 549928.095811h 15m 36s+42° 20’ 21”
StarHIP 550738.397211h 16m 31s+42° 21’ 15”
StarHIP 550948.902811h 16m 48s+43° 16’ 39”
StarHIP 551017.602811h 16m 53s+41° 43’ 32”
StarHIP 551478.268811h 17m 26s+41° 46’ 23”
StarHIP 552186.811211h 18m 28s+42° 18’ 59”
StarHIP 553948.580811h 20m 33s+43° 23’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 360012.611h 15m 52s+41° 35’ 26”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)