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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 820338.514416h 45m 27s-34° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 820678.982216h 45m 47s-35° 52’ 04”
StarHIP 822727.363616h 48m 37s-37° 15’ 06”
StarHIP 823118.952816h 49m 04s-36° 30’ 55”
StarHIP 823608.037616h 49m 44s-36° 24’ 22”
StarHIP 82396016h 50m 10s-34° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 824478.273216h 50m 57s-36° 45’ 18”
StarHIP 825098.647216h 51m 49s-35° 44’ 31”
StarHIP 82521016h 51m 57s-36° 01’ 36”
StarHIP 826238.72516h 53m 25s-36° 39’ 35”
StarHIP 827357.95416h 54m 38s-36° 13’ 30”
StarHIP 82739016h 54m 40s-35° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 828858.862416h 56m 18s-35° 28’ 58”

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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