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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 17.806053
Declination: 8.713492 (J2000)
Magnitude: 25.49
Constellation: Ophiucus
Solar Elongation: 32.9°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 1110890075 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 1231736855 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 30 Mar 15961 00:40 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 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/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 86714017h 43m 05s+09° 04’ 25”
StarHIP 867728.91617h 43m 51s+07° 50’ 05”
StarHIP 868218.7517h 44m 25s+08° 11’ 44”
StarHIP 868488.69417h 44m 42s+09° 30’ 52”
StarHIP 869408.127417h 45m 54s+08° 54’ 18”
StarHIP 870178.43217h 46m 50s+10° 07’ 02”
StarHIP 871207.285817h 48m 00s+09° 46’ 55”
StarHIP 871418.946617h 48m 15s+08° 01’ 56”
StarHIP 872198.564817h 49m 07s+08° 16’ 08”
StarHIP 872896.589417h 50m 09s+09° 50’ 54”
StarHIP 873267.788417h 50m 37s+09° 32’ 31”
StarHIP 873636.943417h 51m 04s+08° 31’ 50”
StarHIP 874518.082217h 52m 07s+08° 49’ 22”
StarHIP 874967.74717h 52m 38s+08° 38’ 53”

Additional Resources about Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)