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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 716918.140614h 39m 53s+69° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 717908.667814h 41m 05s+69° 15’ 07”
StarHIP 723587.840814h 47m 44s+71° 36’ 04”
StarHIP 72726014h 52m 09s+71° 39’ 48”
StarHIP 728627.303814h 53m 35s+69° 45’ 46”
StarHIP 729228.054614h 54m 11s+68° 46’ 24”
StarHIP 730118.462414h 55m 16s+69° 13’ 40”
StarHIP 731358.24314h 56m 47s+70° 49’ 59”
StarHIP 734127.63115h 00m 10s+70° 36’ 50”
StarHIP 737847.75415h 04m 52s+70° 45’ 57”
StarHIP 740977.989215h 08m 35s+70° 08’ 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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