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 874327.216817h 52m 00s+01° 05’ 57”
StarHIP 872447.38617h 49m 33s+00° 54’ 22”
StarHIP 872908.080217h 50m 09s-00° 40’ 44”
StarHIP 875218.453817h 52m 51s-00° 02’ 15”
StarHIP 874898.89817h 52m 33s-00° 07’ 15”
StarHIP 871437.531617h 48m 16s-01° 00’ 59”
StarHIP 869108.949817h 45m 29s+00° 04’ 12”
StarHIP 876228.877817h 53m 58s-00° 52’ 58”
StarHIP 877388.255617h 55m 20s+00° 40’ 01”
StarHIP 874286.200617h 51m 59s-01° 14’ 12”
StarHIP 874486.466817h 52m 05s+01° 06’ 40”
StarHIP 872728.544217h 49m 57s+00° 30’ 43”
StarHIP 876378.43817h 54m 05s+00° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 876336.715617h 54m 03s-01° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 874757.661617h 52m 22s-01° 25’ 48”

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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