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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 89450018h 15m 18s+12° 21’ 08”
StarHIP 895517.566218h 16m 22s+10° 48’ 53”
StarHIP 895558.43218h 16m 27s+10° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 895957.18518h 16m 59s+12° 04’ 03”
StarHIP 896008.61218h 17m 04s+11° 29’ 31”
StarHIP 896657.05818h 17m 52s+11° 52’ 39”
StarHIP 896767.907418h 18m 02s+12° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 896886.995418h 18m 12s+11° 23’ 46”
StarHIP 897677.10818h 19m 05s+12° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 897767.491618h 19m 14s+12° 32’ 02”
StarHIP 897987.611818h 19m 35s+11° 52’ 13”
StarHIP 898068.188618h 19m 40s+10° 16’ 19”
StarHIP 898967.604618h 20m 36s+10° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 900338.80918h 22m 14s+11° 26’ 00”
StarHIP 900525.979218h 22m 35s+12° 01’ 46”
StarHIP 900788.609818h 22m 59s+12° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 901688.087818h 23m 59s+10° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 901817.81318h 24m 09s+10° 57’ 28”
StarHIP 902858.899218h 25m 18s+11° 05’ 53”

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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