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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: 18.101258
Declination: 27.034206 (J2000)
Magnitude: 22.21
Constellation: Hercules
Solar Elongation: 124.4°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 858154698 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 763390436 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 29 Dec 15976 05:38 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 882258.388418h 01m 00s+26° 17’ 15”
StarHIP 883486.910818h 02m 30s+26° 18’ 52”
StarHIP 883888.598418h 02m 56s+26° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 884746.900818h 03m 54s+26° 39’ 05”
StarHIP 885257.157818h 04m 39s+27° 06’ 54”
StarHIP 885807.953818h 05m 09s+27° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 886518.41118h 05m 58s+25° 40’ 59”
StarHIP 887257.911418h 06m 48s+27° 38’ 42”
StarHIP 887498.378618h 07m 02s+28° 23’ 41”
StarHIP 887937.037418h 07m 30s+26° 24’ 53”
StarHIP 888175.824818h 07m 49s+26° 05’ 50”
StarHIP 888185.849418h 07m 49s+26° 06’ 04”
StarHIP 888898.185818h 08m 46s+26° 58’ 24”
StarHIP 890957.0418h 11m 03s+26° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 891558.281418h 11m 44s+27° 23’ 14”
StarHIP 891907.780418h 12m 06s+27° 38’ 35”

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