Sky Maps > Comets > C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
Right Ascension: 18h 33m 16s
Declination: -01° 25’ 44” (J2000)
Sun dist: 235807393 km [ km/s] Earth dist: 237237383 km [ km/s]
Constellation: Ser Magnitude: 14.18
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 90491||8.6386||18h 27m 54s||-01° 05’ 36”|
|Star||HIP 90642||5.2902||18h 29m 40s||-01° 59’ 06”|
|Star||HIP 90656||7.9614||18h 29m 52s||-01° 49’ 03”|
|Star||HIP 90795||7.0636||18h 31m 22s||-00° 28’ 55”|
|Star||HIP 90810||7.1698||18h 31m 28s||-01° 38’ 05”|
|Star||HIP 90832||7.0582||18h 31m 46s||-02° 25’ 06”|
|Star||HIP 90844||5.9276||18h 31m 56s||-01° 00’ 10”|
|Star||HIP 90932||8.6286||18h 32m 55s||-00° 19’ 49”|
|Star||HIP 90949||8.0058||18h 33m 08s||-01° 27’ 44”|
|Star||HIP 91012||8.6118||18h 33m 56s||-02° 49’ 14”|
|Star||HIP 91028||8.6982||18h 34m 09s||-02° 02’ 40”|
|Star||HIP 91044||8.32||18h 34m 20s||-00° 40’ 25”|
|Star||HIP 91086||8.789||18h 34m 44s||-01° 54’ 39”|
|Star||HIP 91113||7.9376||18h 35m 08s||+00° 02’ 34”|
|Star||HIP 91358||8.6986||18h 37m 58s||-01° 49’ 01”|
|Star||HIP 91384||6.6072||18h 38m 19s||-01° 06’ 46”|
|Star||HIP 91452||8.8964||18h 39m 07s||-01° 05’ 58”|
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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.