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):

StarHIP 892426.675618h 12m 40s+02° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 892776.806618h 13m 03s+02° 58’ 50”
StarHIP 893476.255218h 13m 52s+02° 23’ 36”
StarHIP 895276.010618h 16m 05s+02° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 89568018h 16m 36s+03° 41’ 35”
StarHIP 896118.87318h 17m 14s+02° 57’ 12”
StarHIP 897027.735818h 18m 26s+02° 57’ 40”
StarHIP 897188.349618h 18m 35s+04° 09’ 43”
StarHIP 898338.248418h 19m 55s+04° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 899184.759218h 20m 52s+03° 22’ 37”
StarHIP 899408.941218h 21m 03s+02° 38’ 02”

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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