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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 870487.84917h 47m 09s+04° 25’ 45”
StarHIP 870898.83817h 47m 42s+04° 56’ 24”
StarHIP 871128.659617h 47m 55s+03° 34’ 28”
StarHIP 871506.21317h 48m 20s+03° 48’ 15”
StarHIP 871518.900217h 48m 20s+03° 41’ 34”
StarHIP 871847.513617h 48m 43s+05° 42’ 04”
StarHIP 872027.453617h 48m 57s+04° 58’ 03”
StarHIP 872477.511617h 49m 35s+04° 22’ 36”
StarHIP 873656.680417h 51m 04s+05° 13’ 44”
StarHIP 874306.55217h 52m 00s+04° 29’ 14”
StarHIP 875078.816217h 52m 45s+04° 32’ 07”
StarHIP 875927.731817h 53m 35s+04° 51’ 32”
StarHIP 875968.241817h 53m 36s+05° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 876756.41517h 54m 28s+03° 43’ 55”
StarHIP 877357.078217h 55m 16s+05° 42’ 15”
StarHIP 877868.026817h 55m 56s+03° 44’ 21”
StarHIP 877907.402617h 56m 01s+05° 09’ 41”
StarHIP 878607.557217h 56m 52s+04° 59’ 14”
StarHIP 879018.647617h 57m 19s+04° 53’ 14”
StarHIP 87937017h 57m 48s+04° 40’ 05”

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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