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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: 17.240887
Declination: 18.285745 (J2000)
Magnitude: 23.83
Constellation: Hercules
Solar Elongation: 98.3°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 980220267 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 946810149 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 839657.92817h 09m 48s+17° 55’ 23”
StarHIP 841957.85217h 12m 37s+18° 21’ 05”
StarHIP 843077.8717h 14m 10s+19° 10’ 46”
StarHIP 843218.073617h 14m 17s+17° 05’ 04”
StarHIP 843727.14817h 14m 57s+19° 40’ 58”
StarHIP 843857.0117h 15m 07s+17° 48’ 05”
StarHIP 844227.491617h 15m 34s+17° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 844987.10917h 16m 31s+18° 01’ 10”
StarHIP 846236.90317h 17m 58s+17° 07’ 28”
StarHIP 846315.996417h 18m 04s+17° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 846988.639417h 18m 51s+17° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 848334.84917h 20m 18s+18° 03’ 25”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)