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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 868356.487417h 44m 35s+02° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 863747.670817h 38m 57s+02° 39’ 30”
StarHIP 863797.702617h 39m 04s+02° 03’ 15”
StarHIP 866998.791817h 42m 52s+00° 38’ 44”
StarHIP 869696.448217h 46m 24s+01° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 864608.814217h 39m 57s+00° 45’ 29”
StarHIP 867158.77317h 43m 06s+01° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 871158.651617h 47m 57s+01° 32’ 30”
StarHIP 863916.155817h 39m 08s+02° 01’ 41”
StarHIP 868528.401817h 44m 44s+02° 26’ 50”
StarHIP 868316.123817h 44m 34s+02° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 867978.018217h 44m 10s+00° 21’ 17”
StarHIP 867718.510817h 43m 50s+02° 00’ 29”

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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