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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) live position and data

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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 horizzondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

If you would like to browse a wider interactive sky chart with additional features you can also use our Online Planetarium to visualize the position of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) in the sky from any location and any time.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 18.367142
Declination: 26.335669 (J2000)
Magnitude: 21.86
Constellation: Hercules
Solar Elongation: 110.9°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 825438814 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 759422705 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 16 Aug 15982 04:09 UTC []

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 894928.259418h 15m 45s+25° 47’ 39”
StarHIP 895778.299218h 16m 44s+27° 05’ 45”
StarHIP 896968.48518h 18m 19s+25° 19’ 48”
StarHIP 898478.693218h 20m 06s+25° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 898498.569618h 20m 07s+26° 30’ 27”
StarHIP 899126.945818h 20m 49s+27° 31’ 48”
StarHIP 899598.357418h 21m 15s+26° 42’ 24”
StarHIP 899756.98818h 21m 27s+25° 03’ 24”
StarHIP 900588.639218h 22m 41s+26° 13’ 26”
StarHIP 901168.845618h 23m 23s+25° 59’ 48”
StarHIP 901298.857818h 23m 34s+25° 33’ 58”
StarHIP 902566.289218h 24m 58s+27° 23’ 41”
StarHIP 902887.606618h 25m 20s+26° 05’ 02”
StarHIP 903528.331418h 26m 09s+26° 50’ 41”
StarHIP 903616.89718h 26m 19s+26° 13’ 39”
StarHIP 903777.091618h 26m 29s+26° 27’ 39”
StarHIP 903986.501618h 26m 40s+26° 26’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 663212.918h 25m 03s+27° 32’ 04”

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