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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 855148.972217h 28m 32s+07° 16’ 08”
StarHIP 855647.94117h 29m 09s+06° 08’ 54”
StarHIP 856258.65717h 29m 48s+05° 30’ 23”
StarHIP 858947.493217h 33m 10s+07° 43’ 07”
StarHIP 859118.60217h 33m 21s+05° 42’ 02”
StarHIP 859247.589817h 33m 33s+07° 10’ 41”
StarHIP 859407.798417h 33m 52s+08° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 859827.599617h 34m 22s+06° 31’ 17”
StarHIP 860138.304817h 34m 43s+06° 00’ 48”
StarHIP 860247.349217h 34m 48s+06° 01’ 26”
StarHIP 861257.771217h 36m 04s+07° 00’ 53”
StarHIP 861748.052417h 36m 34s+07° 22’ 31”
StarHIP 862258.424617h 37m 14s+06° 26’ 31”
StarHIP 862997.744417h 38m 00s+06° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 863108.203617h 38m 08s+06° 12’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 638411.217h 32m 24s+07° 03’ 37”

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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