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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 88827018h 07m 56s+01° 52’ 34”
StarHIP 886098.498418h 05m 31s-00° 01’ 20”
StarHIP 890388.034818h 10m 23s+00° 32’ 36”
StarHIP 888708.32618h 08m 36s+00° 42’ 58”
StarHIP 888986.955418h 08m 52s+01° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 885167.525418h 04m 32s+01° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 886678.972418h 06m 05s-00° 21’ 31”
StarHIP 885226.150818h 04m 37s+01° 55’ 08”
StarHIP 881486.361218h 00m 15s+00° 37’ 46”
StarHIP 889587.8318h 09m 31s+00° 23’ 29”
StarHIP 881597.716618h 00m 20s+01° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 882904.432818h 01m 45s+01° 18’ 18”
StarHIP 886817.948218h 06m 13s+01° 34’ 57”
StarHIP 882688.038618h 01m 31s+00° 06’ 16”
StarHIP 886716.247618h 06m 07s-00° 26’ 45”
StarHIP 883247.570618h 02m 17s+00° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 884228.62518h 03m 11s+01° 08’ 02”
StarHIP 884818.069818h 04m 01s+01° 49’ 56”

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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