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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 510564.709610h 25m 54s+33° 47’ 46”
StarHIP 509296.935210h 24m 06s+34° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 505877.9510h 20m 02s+33° 33’ 17”
StarHIP 513898.0610h 29m 45s+34° 49’ 38”
StarHIP 510338.400610h 25m 34s+33° 18’ 29”
StarHIP 510476.367810h 25m 44s+35° 25’ 32”
StarHIP 508577.10410h 23m 05s+35° 13’ 03”
StarHIP 509355.39810h 24m 08s+33° 43’ 06”
StarHIP 513127.772210h 28m 51s+34° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 508605.881210h 23m 06s+33° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 509688.587810h 24m 38s+35° 00’ 23”
StarHIP 513208.494610h 28m 58s+34° 51’ 48”
StarHIP 507157.901610h 21m 19s+33° 28’ 20”
StarHIP 509516.886810h 24m 22s+34° 10’ 35”
StarHIP 508378.833610h 22m 50s+33° 16’ 56”

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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