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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: 17.436950
Declination: 11.457605 (J2000)
Magnitude: 24.86
Constellation: Ophiucus
Solar Elongation: 56.1°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 1054343392 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 1130004756 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 849238.188217h 21m 19s+11° 02’ 54”
StarHIP 849628.839417h 21m 54s+12° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 849657.063817h 21m 57s+11° 40’ 20”
StarHIP 854318.34917h 27m 28s+10° 38’ 07”
StarHIP 854608.51917h 27m 50s+11° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 854637.094817h 27m 52s+11° 23’ 25”
StarHIP 854728.490617h 28m 02s+12° 11’ 07”
StarHIP 855347.045817h 28m 47s+10° 32’ 02”
StarHIP 855707.72217h 29m 13s+10° 53’ 57”
StarHIP 855908.167617h 29m 26s+11° 42’ 16”
StarHIP 856118.172617h 29m 41s+10° 21’ 52”
StarHIP 856647.007617h 30m 22s+10° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 856666.459217h 30m 22s+11° 55’ 26”
StarHIP 857897.960417h 31m 49s+11° 55’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 636813.417h 27m 11s+11° 32’ 33”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)