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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: 17.627856
Declination: 25.370783 (J2000)
Magnitude: 22.80
Constellation: Hercules
Solar Elongation: 129.0°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 906709808 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 803154090 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 25 Aug 15977 00:48 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 858428.52317h 32m 28s+25° 43’ 39”
StarHIP 858458.774417h 32m 33s+25° 33’ 40”
StarHIP 860078.820617h 34m 40s+26° 23’ 17”
StarHIP 860547.128817h 35m 10s+24° 20’ 57”
StarHIP 861228.913417h 36m 03s+25° 57’ 39”
StarHIP 861607.231617h 36m 24s+25° 36’ 58”
StarHIP 862067.813817h 36m 58s+24° 31’ 57”
StarHIP 862545.746617h 37m 31s+24° 18’ 35”
StarHIP 863518.532217h 38m 43s+26° 31’ 36”
StarHIP 863948.05217h 39m 12s+26° 45’ 27”
StarHIP 864038.57517h 39m 18s+25° 18’ 43”
StarHIP 864338.327617h 39m 37s+24° 59’ 21”
StarHIP 864367.69217h 39m 40s+24° 24’ 50”
StarHIP 865376.23817h 41m 05s+24° 30’ 47”
StarHIP 865867.193217h 41m 43s+24° 34’ 22”
StarHIP 866378.203217h 42m 08s+25° 25’ 30”
StarHIP 866675.420417h 42m 28s+24° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 866687.4217h 42m 29s+25° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 867217.86617h 43m 10s+24° 47’ 11”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)