C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 E4 (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/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 53768.853201h 08m 46s+37° 10’ 49”
StarHIP 55505.789801h 11m 10s+37° 43’ 26”
StarHIP 55958.059401h 11m 44s+36° 24’ 33”
StarHIP 56607.744201h 12m 43s+36° 16’ 07”
StarHIP 57498.444201h 13m 50s+37° 39’ 13”
StarHIP 58818.808601h 15m 31s+37° 44’ 36”
StarHIP 59667.760801h 16m 42s+36° 18’ 28”
StarHIP 60338.14301h 17m 29s+35° 26’ 04”
StarHIP 61406.391401h 18m 47s+37° 23’ 10”
StarHIP 62408.301401h 20m 04s+36° 37’ 52”
StarHIP 62608.335201h 20m 18s+37° 40’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 40411.201h 09m 26s+35° 43’ 04”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 E4 (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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