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):

StarHIP 524588.993210h 43m 25s+44° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 525948.241810h 45m 15s+44° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 525996.9710h 45m 20s+45° 33’ 58”
StarHIP 527027.869210h 46m 30s+44° 06’ 11”
StarHIP 528317.621610h 48m 07s+44° 48’ 06”
StarHIP 528817.767410h 48m 57s+43° 55’ 38”
StarHIP 529317.719410h 49m 30s+43° 04’ 03”
StarHIP 531598.280410h 52m 32s+45° 17’ 13”
StarHIP 531607.45210h 52m 32s+45° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 533498.454410h 54m 37s+43° 34’ 58”
StarHIP 535538.69110h 57m 19s+43° 56’ 10”
GalaxyUGC 595313.410h 51m 17s+44° 34’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 341513.310h 51m 42s+43° 42’ 43”

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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