Sky Maps > Comets > C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
Right Ascension: 18h 07m 17s
Declination: -11° 30’ 42” (J2000)
Sun dist: 317481063 km [ km/s] Earth dist: 220409776 km [ km/s]
Constellation: Ser Magnitude: 14.93
Perihelion: 25 Dec 2013 06:00 UTC 
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy has been discovered on September 9 2013. According to preliminary data it will reach its perihelion on Christmas day 2013.
This site shows the current location in the sky, and other relevant information about Comet ISON in real time. Comet's precise position is obtained from the JPL Horizons service which provides ephemerides for solar system bodies.
This finder chart shows an accurate view of the star field surrounding the comet, simulating a telesopic view. It is obtained from the Digitized Sky Surcvey 2, which is a photographic archive covering large part of the sky.
The chart covers an area of 45x30 arc minutes, which is roughly equivalent of full Moon's apparent size.
Follow http://blog.ison2013.org if you are interested in daily pictres of Comet ISON.
A high precision photographic sky map showing the position of Comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) in real time.
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):
|Star||HIP 88502||7.5448||18h 04m 20s||-10° 54’ 37”|
|Star||HIP 88608||7.346||18h 05m 31s||-11° 01’ 12”|
|Star||HIP 88850||7.8224||18h 08m 17s||-10° 33’ 02”|
|Star||HIP 88916||7.753||18h 08m 59s||-11° 44’ 37”|
|Star||HIP 88963||8.7562||18h 09m 33s||-10° 49’ 20”|
|Star||HIP 88984||7.1538||18h 09m 45s||-11° 43’ 28”|
|Star||HIP 89136||7.2906||18h 11m 28s||-11° 18’ 33”|
|Star||HIP 89218||8.3982||18h 12m 24s||-10° 43’ 53”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:
TheSkyLive.com offers live information, ephemeris computations, astronomical sky charts for the most important Solar System objects. You can use the live position charts during your observation sessions, to point your telescope and identify the object on the sky background. The ephemeris computations feature can be used to plan your astronomical observations in the future.
Please note: we aim to provide high quality data obtained from the JPL Horizons ephemeris service. Please keep in mind that for objects like comets, there might be high discrepancies between the magnitude information we are showing here and the actual value. This happens because comets' magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.