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Position of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) in the Sky

The current position of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 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/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 65428.194801h 24m 03s+54° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 66117.997801h 24m 53s+54° 54’ 42”
StarHIP 66678.712201h 25m 33s+54° 57’ 23”
StarHIP 67257.638401h 26m 32s+53° 07’ 48”
StarHIP 69048.096601h 28m 53s+55° 16’ 44”
StarHIP 69328.687601h 29m 19s+54° 21’ 31”
StarHIP 71457.933801h 32m 05s+54° 01’ 08”
StarHIP 72218.344201h 33m 01s+53° 02’ 01”
StarHIP 72536.736801h 33m 26s+54° 56’ 41”
StarHIP 73996.863601h 35m 24s+53° 20’ 44”
StarHIP 74947.358201h 36m 28s+54° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 75637.39201h 37m 25s+55° 04’ 14”
StarHIP 75778.676601h 37m 36s+54° 06’ 45”
StarHIP 77137.39301h 39m 17s+54° 36’ 01”
StarHIP 77857.437201h 40m 12s+54° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 77866.204401h 40m 13s+53° 52’ 05”
StarHIP 77908.04901h 40m 16s+54° 50’ 48”
StarHIP 78207.591801h 40m 35s+54° 56’ 31”

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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