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 861937.223217h 36m 50s+10° 34’ 28”
StarHIP 862358.377217h 37m 22s+11° 18’ 24”
StarHIP 863308.223217h 38m 22s+11° 29’ 09”
StarHIP 866257.32517h 41m 59s+10° 37’ 59”
StarHIP 866607.374817h 42m 22s+09° 26’ 58”
StarHIP 867178.28417h 43m 06s+10° 21’ 44”
StarHIP 867748.24117h 43m 54s+11° 34’ 57”
StarHIP 868488.69417h 44m 42s+09° 30’ 52”
StarHIP 869066.862817h 45m 27s+11° 08’ 40”
StarHIP 870178.43217h 46m 50s+10° 07’ 02”

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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