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 214618.798804h 36m 32s-42° 19’ 25”
StarHIP 210247.276404h 30m 29s-43° 24’ 38”
StarHIP 210047.571404h 30m 15s-41° 39’ 35”
StarHIP 214518.623204h 36m 24s-43° 27’ 03”
StarHIP 210636.984404h 30m 53s-41° 10’ 27”
StarHIP 213398.040804h 34m 44s-42° 01’ 45”
StarHIP 213688.557604h 35m 04s-41° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 208566.25804h 28m 09s-41° 57’ 35”
StarHIP 210207.348204h 30m 26s-43° 12’ 45”
StarHIP 212718.998404h 33m 48s-40° 54’ 16”
StarHIP 211918.701604h 32m 37s-43° 26’ 03”
StarHIP 208448.416204h 28m 02s-42° 45’ 13”
StarHIP 207868.855804h 27m 08s-42° 38’ 43”
StarHIP 213308.53604h 34m 40s-41° 13’ 47”
StarHIP 209458.636604h 29m 26s-42° 32’ 53”
StarHIP 210438.33104h 30m 41s-41° 28’ 36”
StarHIP 215256.397604h 37m 19s-41° 52’ 23”
StarHIP 208538.903404h 28m 06s-42° 07’ 44”
StarHIP 209298.39504h 29m 16s-42° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 212848.702404h 34m 01s-43° 31’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 161613.304h 32m 41s-43° 42’ 56”
GalaxyESO 251-214.004h 27m 59s-42° 50’ 18”
GalaxyPGC 1515514.004h 27m 40s-42° 38’ 24”

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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