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):

StarHIP 800558.397416h 20m 25s+30° 30’ 34”
StarHIP 801814.754816h 22m 05s+30° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 802476.39216h 22m 56s+32° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 802547.475616h 23m 01s+32° 37’ 35”
StarHIP 803887.428416h 24m 30s+32° 28’ 05”
StarHIP 804348.697216h 25m 06s+31° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 804898.930616h 25m 48s+30° 15’ 55”
StarHIP 805158.626416h 26m 11s+32° 04’ 54”
StarHIP 806486.763216h 27m 57s+32° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 808668.990216h 30m 45s+32° 11’ 22”
StarHIP 808678.373816h 30m 45s+30° 48’ 10”
StarHIP 808847.118416h 30m 55s+30° 56’ 27”

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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