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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 772178.91215h 45m 55s-32° 01’ 01”
StarHIP 772818.327415h 46m 43s-30° 53’ 28”
StarHIP 774418.13815h 48m 30s-32° 05’ 11”
StarHIP 775028.837215h 49m 31s-31° 15’ 39”
StarHIP 775237.468215h 49m 43s-32° 48’ 29”
StarHIP 776578.969815h 51m 14s-31° 30’ 26”
StarHIP 776728.80415h 51m 26s-32° 43’ 46”
StarHIP 776796.901215h 51m 32s-32° 41’ 09”
StarHIP 776838.115h 51m 33s-30° 42’ 11”
StarHIP 778708.69415h 54m 05s-32° 03’ 57”
StarHIP 778968.126415h 54m 27s-30° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 779856.07315h 55m 30s-31° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 780586.253615h 56m 13s-31° 47’ 09”
StarHIP 781128.748415h 57m 00s-30° 56’ 59”
StarHIP 781967.021815h 57m 59s-31° 43’ 43”
StarHIP 782638.646215h 58m 50s-32° 03’ 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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