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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 5838.174200h 07m 06s+85° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 7058.344800h 08m 47s+86° 47’ 16”
StarHIP 29537.831200h 37m 30s+85° 05’ 33”
StarHIP 31338.970800h 39m 49s+87° 47’ 48”
StarHIP 43207.976800h 55m 16s+85° 42’ 09”
StarHIP 51228.70701h 05m 37s+87° 19’ 07”
StarHIP 53724.117201h 08m 44s+86° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 59286.074201h 16m 12s+87° 08’ 43”
StarHIP 63258.400201h 21m 11s+85° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 69138.339601h 29m 01s+86° 55’ 59”
StarHIP 85208.109601h 49m 53s+85° 12’ 56”
StarHIP 96148.093402h 03m 34s+86° 55’ 54”
StarHIP 108006.902802h 18m 59s+85° 44’ 09”
StarHIP 1155506.582423h 24m 20s+86° 25’ 03”
StarHIP 1158137.168223h 27m 44s+86° 33’ 31”
StarHIP 1161097.097623h 31m 33s+86° 10’ 41”
StarHIP 1182856.745623h 59m 30s+86° 42’ 23”

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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