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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 794797.25216h 13m 12s-34° 18’ 24”
StarHIP 795965.815816h 14m 22s-33° 00’ 39”
StarHIP 796307.989616h 14m 57s-32° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 798187.859216h 17m 26s-34° 49’ 10”
StarHIP 798558.734616h 18m 02s-34° 37’ 29”
StarHIP 798746.969216h 18m 14s-34° 54’ 52”
StarHIP 798838.22916h 18m 20s-32° 57’ 35”
StarHIP 801407.351816h 21m 26s-33° 18’ 04”
StarHIP 801487.213216h 21m 34s-33° 14’ 04”
StarHIP 802078.863216h 22m 26s-34° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 802208.343816h 22m 34s-33° 40’ 31”
StarHIP 802788.762816h 23m 12s-34° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 803246.394616h 23m 56s-33° 11’ 57”
StarHIP 804867.926616h 25m 45s-33° 34’ 01”

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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