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 161337.700603h 27m 51s+20° 55’ 30”
StarHIP 162057.334403h 28m 48s+20° 37’ 26”
StarHIP 163298.21803h 30m 30s+20° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 164058.02503h 31m 15s+20° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 164238.816203h 31m 28s+21° 49’ 19”
StarHIP 165058.206403h 32m 27s+20° 10’ 31”
StarHIP 166627.983803h 34m 25s+20° 22’ 26”
StarHIP 167018.530203h 34m 56s+19° 48’ 36”
StarHIP 167038.472203h 34m 57s+21° 01’ 03”
StarHIP 168137.436403h 36m 24s+20° 04’ 03”
StarHIP 168288.786803h 36m 30s+21° 46’ 48”
StarHIP 170266.477603h 39m 00s+20° 54’ 57”
StarHIP 170437.269203h 39m 13s+21° 50’ 36”
StarHIP 171487.130603h 40m 21s+21° 24’ 20”

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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