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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 18.107904
Declination: 8.272791 (J2000)
Magnitude: 25.89
Constellation: Ophiucus
Solar Elongation: 39.6°

Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Sun: 1155504195 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from the Earth: 1264943364 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 30 Mar 15961 00:40 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 883378.810618h 02m 25s+07° 18’ 10”
StarHIP 884367.206618h 03m 21s+08° 25’ 09”
StarHIP 884788.703218h 04m 00s+09° 02’ 14”
StarHIP 886447.617618h 05m 52s+07° 05’ 27”
StarHIP 887286.936418h 06m 50s+08° 52’ 34”
StarHIP 887654.548418h 07m 18s+08° 44’ 01”
StarHIP 887713.711218h 07m 21s+09° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 887978.723218h 07m 34s+08° 00’ 17”
StarHIP 889468.985818h 09m 21s+09° 09’ 03”
StarHIP 890597.355218h 10m 37s+07° 38’ 07”

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