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Position of Comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) in the Sky

The current position of Comet C/2013 R1 (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/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 780586.253615h 56m 13s-31° 47’ 09”
StarHIP 781518.875815h 57m 29s-32° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 781967.021815h 57m 59s-31° 43’ 43”
StarHIP 782638.646215h 58m 50s-32° 03’ 08”
StarHIP 783066.964615h 59m 20s-33° 00’ 43”
StarHIP 783508.241615h 59m 51s-32° 39’ 39”
StarHIP 783526.469415h 59m 52s-31° 10’ 06”
StarHIP 783596.844615h 59m 55s-33° 23’ 07”
StarHIP 783718.810415h 59m 59s-31° 25’ 41”
StarHIP 783988.82716h 00m 18s-33° 36’ 08”
StarHIP 784667.958616h 01m 04s-32° 41’ 42”
StarHIP 784866.17516h 01m 19s-31° 53’ 20”
StarHIP 784878.392416h 01m 20s-31° 32’ 46”
StarHIP 786017.743816h 02m 51s-30° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 786098.71816h 02m 56s-32° 09’ 43”
StarHIP 786655.9616h 03m 34s-32° 00’ 01”
StarHIP 787266.063416h 04m 17s-33° 12’ 49”
StarHIP 788177.051416h 05m 23s-31° 27’ 24”
StarHIP 788308.925616h 05m 30s-32° 14’ 16”
StarHIP 788427.882616h 05m 39s-32° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 789988.533216h 07m 34s-31° 33’ 08”

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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