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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 893527.208218h 13m 59s+20° 16’ 37”
StarHIP 893838.551218h 14m 24s+19° 52’ 44”
StarHIP 894587.775418h 15m 25s+19° 46’ 13”
StarHIP 894668.005418h 15m 28s+20° 15’ 49”
StarHIP 895327.189218h 16m 09s+21° 02’ 23”
StarHIP 895768.857618h 16m 43s+21° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 896447.8318h 17m 38s+20° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 896717.537418h 17m 57s+21° 59’ 47”
StarHIP 897148.618h 18m 33s+19° 27’ 02”
StarHIP 898248.184618h 19m 50s+19° 10’ 16”
StarHIP 898614.776218h 20m 17s+21° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 898627.763618h 20m 18s+21° 04’ 24”
StarHIP 898858.68318h 20m 27s+20° 55’ 08”
StarHIP 899417.47118h 21m 06s+20° 56’ 05”
StarHIP 899428.410418h 21m 06s+19° 55’ 19”
StarHIP 899996.85818h 21m 48s+21° 30’ 28”
StarHIP 900777.039618h 22m 56s+20° 57’ 49”
StarHIP 901766.722418h 24m 05s+20° 27’ 08”

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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