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C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

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 A1 (Siding Spring) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 506218.202610h 20m 25s+41° 08’ 02”
StarHIP 506876.774610h 21m 03s+41° 50’ 57”
StarHIP 506918.776810h 21m 06s+41° 12’ 41”
StarHIP 507865.685610h 22m 10s+41° 13’ 47”
StarHIP 508012.899810h 22m 19s+41° 29’ 57”
StarHIP 508187.450610h 22m 34s+42° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 509467.530610h 24m 15s+40° 38’ 07”
StarHIP 510038.98710h 25m 09s+42° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 510427.97410h 25m 41s+40° 54’ 39”
StarHIP 512006.001210h 27m 28s+41° 36’ 04”
StarHIP 512226.95410h 27m 43s+41° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 512438.143210h 27m 59s+42° 58’ 52”
StarHIP 514146.976610h 30m 04s+40° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 514498.070810h 30m 27s+41° 28’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 318410.310h 18m 17s+41° 25’ 26”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

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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