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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 100238.882402h 09m 02s+39° 35’ 32”
StarHIP 101766.082602h 10m 52s+39° 02’ 22”
StarHIP 101806.773802h 10m 53s+39° 02’ 36”
StarHIP 102238.89202h 11m 27s+39° 27’ 51”
StarHIP 103028.78702h 12m 44s+39° 38’ 38”
StarHIP 103217.14502h 12m 54s+40° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 103397.27602h 13m 13s+40° 30’ 28”
StarHIP 103557.359402h 13m 29s+40° 47’ 24”
StarHIP 103988.485202h 13m 56s+38° 24’ 26”
StarHIP 104957.198402h 15m 19s+39° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 105808.05602h 16m 10s+39° 13’ 28”
StarHIP 106438.66402h 16m 59s+38° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 107087.259602h 17m 52s+40° 33’ 01”
StarHIP 107558.313202h 18m 21s+39° 05’ 05”
StarHIP 107698.192602h 18m 35s+40° 16’ 48”
StarHIP 107727.16902h 18m 36s+40° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 108478.125802h 19m 36s+39° 28’ 31”
StarHIP 108486.62802h 19m 37s+39° 50’ 05”
StarHIP 109228.61102h 20m 39s+40° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 109998.146402h 21m 44s+39° 22’ 40”
StarHIP 110048.15302h 21m 46s+38° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 111937.643202h 24m 10s+40° 05’ 41”
StarHIP 111957.800802h 24m 10s+39° 20’ 45”
StarHIP 112067.236402h 24m 16s+39° 49’ 43”
GalaxyNGC 82813.102h 10m 09s+39° 11’ 29”
GalaxyUGC 175713.802h 17m 22s+38° 24’ 50”
GalaxyUGC 181013.502h 21m 28s+39° 22’ 32”

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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