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

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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 horizzondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

If you would like to browse a wider interactive sky chart with additional features you can also use our Online Planetarium to visualize the position of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) in the sky from any location and any time.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 11.282663
Declination: 45.987321 (J2000)
Magnitude: 19.98
Constellation: Ursa Major
Solar Elongation: 80.8°

Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Sun: 984405901 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Earth: 997196302 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 25 Oct 2014 04:13 UTC []

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 546898.162411h 11m 45s+46° 32’ 49”
StarHIP 547948.142611h 13m 05s+46° 13’ 23”
StarHIP 549477.578611h 15m 07s+45° 03’ 41”
StarHIP 550047.638411h 15m 43s+45° 51’ 18”
StarHIP 552278.898211h 18m 35s+44° 33’ 06”
StarHIP 552448.022411h 18m 48s+44° 32’ 42”
StarHIP 553916.705211h 20m 32s+44° 59’ 54”
StarHIP 55401011h 20m 44s+46° 58’ 38”
StarHIP 554498.690811h 21m 22s+46° 26’ 39”
StarHIP 554908.034211h 21m 50s+45° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 55648011h 23m 59s+45° 32’ 36”
GalaxyNGC 3614A12.711h 18m 21s+45° 44’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 361412.311h 18m 20s+45° 44’ 48”

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