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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 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/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 885768.23818h 05m 08s+05° 48’ 19”
StarHIP 886226.76318h 05m 37s+04° 39’ 28”
StarHIP 886618.513618h 06m 03s+04° 34’ 06”
StarHIP 886938.658218h 06m 21s+04° 15’ 13”
StarHIP 887247.710418h 06m 48s+06° 24’ 38”
StarHIP 888698.72118h 08m 36s+05° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 889645.67818h 09m 33s+03° 59’ 35”
StarHIP 889657.682818h 09m 34s+06° 08’ 44”
StarHIP 889748.639218h 09m 39s+04° 11’ 57”
StarHIP 889806.98418h 09m 43s+06° 12’ 23”
StarHIP 889837.750418h 09m 44s+04° 36’ 11”
StarHIP 890158.566418h 10m 02s+04° 48’ 19”
StarHIP 890817.310418h 10m 49s+04° 26’ 03”
StarHIP 89215018h 12m 22s+05° 24’ 10”
StarHIP 892527.694618h 12m 49s+05° 49’ 20”
StarHIP 892838.399618h 13m 07s+04° 05’ 28”
StarHIP 893858.12818h 14m 26s+05° 54’ 23”
StarHIP 89388018h 14m 27s+04° 42’ 42”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

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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