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 16315003h 30m 15s-40° 22’ 04”
StarHIP 162798.544803h 29m 52s-38° 33’ 34”
StarHIP 161136.944203h 27m 34s-39° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 163538.45203h 30m 41s-40° 07’ 06”
StarHIP 163858.617803h 31m 02s-40° 30’ 57”
StarHIP 161217.617403h 27m 39s-39° 49’ 59”
StarHIP 169408.584203h 38m 00s-38° 46’ 26”
StarHIP 167268.479603h 35m 12s-39° 56’ 44”
StarHIP 168704.485803h 37m 05s-40° 16’ 28”

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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