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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 802078.863216h 22m 26s-34° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 802208.343816h 22m 34s-33° 40’ 31”
StarHIP 802777.151616h 23m 11s-34° 55’ 29”
StarHIP 802788.762816h 23m 12s-34° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 803246.394616h 23m 56s-33° 11’ 57”
StarHIP 803917.484616h 24m 31s-35° 10’ 30”
StarHIP 804057.036616h 24m 43s-34° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 804867.926616h 25m 45s-33° 34’ 01”
StarHIP 805118.412816h 26m 08s-34° 58’ 59”
StarHIP 805188.861216h 26m 13s-34° 56’ 44”
StarHIP 807147.766616h 28m 46s-35° 41’ 23”
StarHIP 807508.499816h 29m 14s-35° 28’ 20”
StarHIP 807707.4816h 29m 27s-33° 19’ 14”
StarHIP 808138.423616h 30m 08s-34° 07’ 17”
StarHIP 808758.75116h 30m 49s-33° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 808956.848416h 31m 10s-34° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 809114.242416h 31m 22s-34° 42’ 15”
StarHIP 809878.62216h 32m 23s-34° 14’ 17”
StarHIP 810927.727216h 33m 48s-34° 26’ 26”

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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