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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 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: 17.297384
Declination: 13.961273 (J2000)
Magnitude: 24.45
Constellation: Hercules
Solar Elongation: 73.7°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 1023286225 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 1055309619 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 21 Apr 15962 12:38 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 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/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 843237.381817h 14m 20s+14° 33’ 09”
StarHIP 843453.093417h 14m 38s+14° 23’ 24”
StarHIP 844128.160417h 15m 25s+14° 54’ 41”
StarHIP 845068.218617h 16m 33s+14° 40’ 27”
StarHIP 845508.61517h 17m 02s+15° 16’ 16”
StarHIP 845538.21117h 17m 04s+14° 40’ 50”
StarHIP 845606.506217h 17m 10s+13° 08’ 03”
StarHIP 845667.819817h 17m 15s+13° 52’ 07”
StarHIP 845688.407217h 17m 16s+15° 10’ 54”
StarHIP 845847.836817h 17m 24s+13° 18’ 36”
StarHIP 846828.298217h 18m 42s+14° 52’ 53”
StarHIP 848577.090217h 20m 36s+15° 09’ 34”
StarHIP 849277.655217h 21m 20s+13° 37’ 49”
StarHIP 849397.974617h 21m 33s+14° 27’ 48”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)