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 52118010h 38m 53s+39° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 516584.708610h 33m 13s+40° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 521957.755210h 39m 49s+39° 24’ 16”
StarHIP 514977.270610h 31m 02s+39° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 512067.690810h 27m 33s+39° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 518718.135610h 35m 51s+38° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 514205.78210h 30m 06s+38° 55’ 30”
StarHIP 516517.087610h 33m 08s+39° 13’ 17”
StarHIP 520478.066210h 38m 07s+40° 26’ 14”
StarHIP 514146.976610h 30m 04s+40° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 513618.635410h 29m 26s+39° 46’ 08”
StarHIP 510657.086610h 26m 02s+39° 16’ 02”
StarHIP 518207.682210h 35m 12s+40° 52’ 35”
StarHIP 520888.339410h 38m 36s+40° 19’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 323714.010h 25m 43s+39° 38’ 48”

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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