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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 59768.485801h 16m 47s+75° 12’ 02”
StarHIP 61108.863601h 18m 27s+74° 59’ 57”
StarHIP 61757.145401h 19m 10s+76° 47’ 47”
StarHIP 63477.162401h 21m 31s+74° 34’ 49”
StarHIP 63786.344201h 21m 58s+76° 14’ 19”
StarHIP 63797.095401h 21m 59s+76° 42’ 37”
StarHIP 66617.734201h 25m 28s+74° 06’ 55”
StarHIP 69147.188601h 29m 01s+74° 12’ 19”
StarHIP 72498.830201h 33m 24s+74° 37’ 42”
StarHIP 75576.588201h 37m 22s+74° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 76848.272401h 38m 56s+76° 43’ 25”
StarHIP 77958.673601h 40m 18s+75° 33’ 11”
StarHIP 80577.392201h 43m 29s+74° 44’ 32”
StarHIP 80826.472201h 43m 48s+74° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 81457.23701h 44m 44s+75° 52’ 20”
StarHIP 82458.360801h 46m 09s+74° 49’ 21”
StarHIP 86906.894601h 51m 47s+75° 35’ 22”

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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