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):

StarHIP 840958.740617h 11m 33s+22° 43’ 29”
StarHIP 842158.981217h 12m 53s+23° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 842627.647817h 13m 30s+22° 44’ 44”
StarHIP 842756.72317h 13m 39s+21° 25’ 52”
StarHIP 843878.452217h 15m 09s+21° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 844315.843817h 15m 41s+23° 44’ 33”
StarHIP 845996.065217h 17m 35s+23° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 846517.758217h 18m 21s+23° 25’ 56”
StarHIP 847687.686617h 19m 35s+21° 56’ 33”
StarHIP 848777.041817h 20m 46s+21° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 849488.604817h 21m 42s+22° 55’ 16”
StarHIP 849768.253817h 22m 04s+23° 09’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 631413.917h 12m 38s+23° 16’ 14”

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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