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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 12.043536
Declination: 38.474854 (J2000)
Magnitude: 21.21
Constellation: Ursa Major
Solar Elongation: 95.1°

Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Sun: 1217231333 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Earth: 1195274115 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 25 Oct 2014 04:13 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 581296.931211h 55m 22s+38° 45’ 25”
StarHIP 584227.730411h 58m 45s+37° 52’ 37”
StarHIP 586568.573212h 01m 40s+39° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 589618.399212h 05m 23s+38° 39’ 25”
StarHIP 590288.752212h 06m 08s+38° 49’ 42”
StarHIP 592268.704412h 08m 49s+37° 51’ 19”
StarHIP 592717.352412h 09m 27s+38° 37’ 55”
GalaxyUGC 695513.711h 58m 29s+38° 04’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 402514.011h 59m 09s+37° 47’ 34”

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