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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 55895.576201h 11m 41s+65° 01’ 07”
StarHIP 56597.581601h 12m 41s+65° 00’ 32”
StarHIP 58018.740201h 14m 25s+65° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 59298.57801h 16m 12s+66° 07’ 49”
StarHIP 61568.182601h 18m 57s+66° 09’ 28”
StarHIP 62967.550401h 20m 48s+65° 05’ 02”
StarHIP 63126.316601h 21m 05s+64° 39’ 29”
StarHIP 67438.711601h 26m 49s+67° 04’ 08”
StarHIP 67798.184201h 27m 09s+64° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 68116.798601h 27m 37s+66° 04’ 37”
StarHIP 69746.593801h 29m 46s+65° 10’ 15”
StarHIP 70197.696601h 30m 25s+66° 14’ 25”
StarHIP 70506.147401h 30m 52s+66° 05’ 53”

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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