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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: 11.887771
Declination: 41.554483 (J2000)
Magnitude: 21.29
Constellation: Ursa Major
Solar Elongation: 126.4°

Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Sun: 1260099416 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from the Earth: 1167146408 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 575738.909211h 48m 02s+40° 40’ 31”
StarHIP 576008.853411h 48m 33s+40° 38’ 14”
StarHIP 577058.297211h 50m 03s+42° 43’ 12”
StarHIP 578968.939811h 52m 29s+40° 17’ 43”
StarHIP 579088.554411h 52m 38s+40° 07’ 53”
StarHIP 579857.918211h 53m 38s+42° 54’ 57”
StarHIP 580036.626811h 53m 50s+40° 54’ 46”
StarHIP 581936.792411h 56m 03s+40° 38’ 51”
StarHIP 582176.927611h 56m 22s+42° 00’ 49”
StarHIP 582358.537811h 56m 40s+41° 01’ 30”
StarHIP 582618.622811h 56m 53s+40° 21’ 21”
StarHIP 582748.884811h 57m 04s+41° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 582777.008611h 57m 06s+40° 17’ 20”
StarHIP 582876.552811h 57m 14s+40° 20’ 38”
StarHIP 583928.925411h 58m 23s+42° 41’ 42”

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