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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 84084017h 11m 24s-38° 24’ 34”
StarHIP 840878.989417h 11m 25s-38° 24’ 41”
StarHIP 841047.585617h 11m 37s-37° 51’ 11”
StarHIP 841516.186817h 12m 16s-38° 49’ 20”
StarHIP 842386.565217h 13m 09s-37° 57’ 08”
StarHIP 842808.910417h 13m 44s-37° 53’ 24”
StarHIP 842906.653617h 13m 53s-38° 17’ 41”
StarHIP 843108.774817h 14m 12s-37° 37’ 43”
StarHIP 843708.734817h 14m 55s-36° 27’ 14”
StarHIP 843777.70317h 14m 59s-38° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 844096.72917h 15m 22s-38° 12’ 46”
StarHIP 844255.90317h 15m 36s-38° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 844758.227417h 16m 10s-38° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 845288.630817h 16m 47s-37° 24’ 33”
StarHIP 846346.902817h 18m 05s-38° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 846668.36217h 18m 31s-38° 47’ 33”
StarHIP 847457.87317h 19m 24s-38° 00’ 13”
StarHIP 848657.212817h 20m 42s-38° 01’ 14”

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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