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 889618.813218h 09m 32s-00° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 891177.31818h 11m 16s-00° 39’ 32”
StarHIP 887538.164218h 07m 06s-01° 46’ 13”
StarHIP 886678.972418h 06m 05s-00° 21’ 31”
StarHIP 892957.370218h 13m 16s-01° 43’ 10”
StarHIP 889587.8318h 09m 31s+00° 23’ 29”
StarHIP 886716.247618h 06m 07s-00° 26’ 45”
StarHIP 893937.623618h 14m 33s+00° 10’ 33”
StarHIP 888337.988618h 07m 59s-00° 47’ 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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