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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 229057.44304h 55m 38s-23° 14’ 31”
StarHIP 229638.008204h 56m 26s-23° 17’ 16”
StarHIP 230098.487204h 56m 58s-22° 02’ 17”
StarHIP 230847.507404h 58m 04s-22° 01’ 10”
StarHIP 232077.727404h 59m 37s-22° 23’ 56”
StarHIP 233477.441805h 01m 18s-23° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 233737.999205h 01m 30s-21° 39’ 51”
StarHIP 234498.795405h 02m 26s-23° 47’ 02”
StarHIP 234528.271205h 02m 28s-21° 15’ 21”
StarHIP 234745.624405h 02m 44s-22° 47’ 42”
StarHIP 236853.031405h 05m 27s-22° 22’ 15”
StarHIP 236978.52105h 05m 33s-23° 17’ 44”
GalaxyESO 552-5213.905h 02m 00s-21° 08’ 13”
GalaxyESO 486-1713.905h 03m 11s-22° 48’ 50”
GalaxyESO 486-1912.505h 03m 16s-22° 49’ 55”

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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