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 893017.94318h 13m 18s+09° 05’ 49”
StarHIP 893557.56418h 14m 01s+09° 26’ 30”
StarHIP 894338.686818h 15m 09s+08° 47’ 23”
StarHIP 895458.799418h 16m 18s+08° 00’ 59”
StarHIP 895478.934218h 16m 19s+09° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 895657.695218h 16m 33s+08° 21’ 39”
StarHIP 896368.36418h 17m 34s+08° 41’ 35”
StarHIP 898068.188618h 19m 40s+10° 16’ 19”
StarHIP 898967.604618h 20m 36s+10° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 899348.06518h 21m 00s+08° 37’ 42”
StarHIP 900428.940218h 22m 24s+09° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 901678.914818h 23m 58s+09° 52’ 39”
StarHIP 901728.41518h 24m 01s+08° 39’ 16”

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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