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 224258.404604h 49m 32s-33° 05’ 37”
StarHIP 217998.504h 41m 00s-32° 13’ 35”
StarHIP 219337.482404h 42m 55s-31° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 216947.597404h 39m 27s-33° 59’ 56”
StarHIP 223688.002804h 48m 56s-33° 28’ 20”
StarHIP 220878.0504h 45m 07s-33° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 216868.064604h 39m 19s-33° 25’ 48”
StarHIP 218398.537604h 41m 42s-32° 50’ 44”
StarHIP 221366.8504h 45m 49s-34° 00’ 18”
StarHIP 219398.383804h 42m 58s-33° 25’ 57”
StarHIP 220237.438404h 44m 04s-31° 29’ 09”
StarHIP 222448.341404h 47m 17s-33° 36’ 50”
StarHIP 219227.413404h 42m 51s-34° 12’ 59”
StarHIP 219978.106804h 43m 41s-32° 15’ 26”

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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