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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 762558.395415h 34m 34s+44° 54’ 51”
StarHIP 762628.272215h 34m 38s+44° 54’ 25”
StarHIP 763508.615615h 35m 39s+45° 26’ 52”
StarHIP 764128.085215h 36m 25s+44° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 765685.733415h 38m 16s+46° 47’ 52”
StarHIP 766306.60915h 38m 58s+46° 55’ 35”
StarHIP 766498.953215h 39m 07s+45° 52’ 03”
StarHIP 766538.081615h 39m 11s+45° 07’ 02”
StarHIP 767048.145215h 39m 45s+44° 18’ 40”
StarHIP 767457.503615h 40m 17s+44° 49’ 51”
StarHIP 768538.602815h 41m 33s+46° 43’ 05”
StarHIP 769366.979815h 42m 37s+45° 45’ 42”
StarHIP 770168.394615h 43m 30s+46° 54’ 13”
StarHIP 770288.307415h 43m 37s+45° 53’ 07”
StarHIP 770618.256215h 44m 05s+45° 18’ 57”
StarHIP 771438.60915h 45m 00s+45° 41’ 16”
StarHIP 771938.558815h 45m 43s+46° 34’ 50”
StarHIP 772417.699415h 46m 16s+45° 01’ 18”
StarHIP 772967.691415h 46m 51s+46° 17’ 48”

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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