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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 758218.521415h 29m 20s-27° 42’ 08”
StarHIP 760347.680615h 31m 43s-28° 24’ 25”
StarHIP 760687.913215h 32m 07s-28° 09’ 58”
StarHIP 760998.842615h 32m 31s-26° 39’ 25”
StarHIP 762595.00115h 34m 37s-28° 02’ 48”
StarHIP 762758.908815h 34m 47s-28° 07’ 50”
StarHIP 762848.508615h 34m 53s-27° 09’ 10”
StarHIP 763048.081215h 35m 13s-28° 28’ 27”
StarHIP 763187.660615h 35m 20s-29° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 764703.461215h 37m 01s-28° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 764968.782415h 37m 25s-29° 18’ 39”
StarHIP 765676.209815h 38m 15s-28° 12’ 23”
StarHIP 766118.46515h 38m 43s-26° 50’ 27”
StarHIP 766907.801415h 39m 36s-27° 38’ 35”

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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