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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) live position and data

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

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 17.372974
Declination: 22.464146 (J2000)
Magnitude: 23.26
Constellation: Hercules
Solar Elongation: 118.4°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 940665930 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 858812822 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 5 Jan 15967 04:10 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

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 845996.065217h 17m 35s+23° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 846517.758217h 18m 21s+23° 25’ 56”
StarHIP 847687.686617h 19m 35s+21° 56’ 33”
StarHIP 848777.041817h 20m 46s+21° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 849488.604817h 21m 42s+22° 55’ 16”
StarHIP 849547.403617h 21m 49s+23° 41’ 10”
StarHIP 849726.904417h 22m 01s+21° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 849768.253817h 22m 04s+23° 09’ 40”
StarHIP 851248.424417h 23m 49s+21° 55’ 09”
StarHIP 851575.696817h 24m 06s+22° 57’ 37”
StarHIP 852558.264417h 25m 16s+22° 10’ 44”
StarHIP 852617.916217h 25m 20s+22° 26’ 28”
StarHIP 853448.645417h 26m 23s+22° 06’ 35”
StarHIP 854027.964817h 27m 06s+21° 43’ 10”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)