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Position of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) in the Sky

The current position of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) 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/2012 S1 (ISON) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 383278.361207h 51m 05s+36° 48’ 04”
StarHIP 383287.335407h 51m 06s+37° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 383496.354207h 51m 15s+37° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 384096.754407h 52m 08s+36° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 384227.008407h 52m 15s+36° 16’ 11”
StarHIP 385957.070207h 54m 11s+36° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 386817.897207h 55m 10s+37° 11’ 40”
StarHIP 387198.40307h 55m 37s+35° 57’ 50”
StarHIP 387236.207807h 55m 40s+35° 24’ 45”
StarHIP 387388.583607h 55m 50s+38° 03’ 12”
StarHIP 387748.864407h 56m 13s+36° 41’ 29”
StarHIP 388257.93207h 56m 44s+36° 53’ 47”
StarHIP 390158.74207h 59m 02s+37° 34’ 30”
StarHIP 390946.341607h 59m 51s+36° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 392796.191608h 01m 55s+35° 24’ 47”
StarHIP 393668.626608h 02m 51s+36° 05’ 08”
StarHIP 394008.69508h 03m 17s+37° 22’ 12”
StarHIP 394146.729608h 03m 26s+37° 08’ 12”
StarHIP 394336.857608h 03m 39s+36° 20’ 41”

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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