Sky Maps > Comets > C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
Right Ascension: 17h 59m 21s
Declination: -12° 54’ 17” (J2000)
Sun dist: 327167859 km [ km/s] Earth dist: 219285496 km [ km/s]
Constellation: Ser Magnitude: 15.01
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 87879||7.4888||17h 57m 07s||-13° 39’ 11”|
|Star||HIP 87921||8.3312||17h 57m 35s||-11° 32’ 00”|
|Star||HIP 88016||8.2842||17h 58m 40s||-11° 52’ 25”|
|Star||HIP 88090||8.4282||17h 59m 28s||-13° 01’ 53”|
|Star||HIP 88117||8.838||17h 59m 48s||-12° 09’ 02”|
|Star||HIP 88160||7.8254||18h 00m 20s||-14° 12’ 28”|
|Star||HIP 88171||7.4242||18h 00m 26s||-12° 59’ 17”|
|Star||HIP 88201||8.0548||18h 00m 43s||-13° 46’ 48”|
|Star||HIP 88301||8.271||18h 01m 56s||-13° 08’ 50”|
|Star||HIP 88326||7.4914||18h 02m 22s||-12° 19’ 06”|
|Star||HIP 88462||8.9332||18h 03m 42s||-12° 46’ 09”|
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.