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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 901618.800418h 23m 56s+00° 48’ 26”
StarHIP 901738.712418h 24m 02s-00° 00’ 05”
StarHIP 896248.99118h 17m 24s-01° 13’ 12”
StarHIP 900417.279218h 22m 23s-01° 12’ 08”
StarHIP 899978.99918h 21m 47s+01° 06’ 53”
StarHIP 894728.442618h 15m 31s+00° 12’ 48”
StarHIP 896016.57718h 17m 04s+01° 00’ 20”
StarHIP 901238.46918h 23m 28s+00° 20’ 33”
StarHIP 900217.538218h 22m 08s+00° 09’ 30”
StarHIP 893937.623618h 14m 33s+00° 10’ 33”
StarHIP 899098.35718h 20m 45s-00° 25’ 45”
StarHIP 897897.774418h 19m 25s+00° 50’ 31”
StarHIP 901507.701218h 23m 49s-01° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 896807.425218h 18m 05s-01° 19’ 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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