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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 761398.820415h 33m 07s-29° 39’ 35”
StarHIP 762007.878815h 33m 53s-31° 01’ 08”
StarHIP 763187.660615h 35m 20s-29° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 763708.944815h 35m 52s-29° 34’ 24”
StarHIP 764968.782415h 37m 25s-29° 18’ 39”
StarHIP 764998.13415h 37m 27s-31° 31’ 36”
StarHIP 765357.547215h 37m 51s-31° 15’ 07”
StarHIP 766003.662415h 38m 39s-29° 46’ 39”
StarHIP 767068.788415h 39m 45s-30° 56’ 10”
StarHIP 767396.192215h 40m 15s-31° 12’ 49”
StarHIP 767548.57615h 40m 21s-29° 58’ 02”
StarHIP 768517.171815h 41m 33s-29° 17’ 58”
StarHIP 770107.43215h 43m 26s-30° 32’ 05”
StarHIP 770647.292415h 44m 07s-30° 42’ 41”
StarHIP 771966.76815h 45m 46s-30° 02’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 596813.115h 39m 56s-30° 33’ 11”

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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