C/2012 S1 (ISON) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) 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/2012 S1 (ISON) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 357105.021407h 22m 02s+36° 45’ 38”
StarHIP 356626.800407h 21m 30s+37° 39’ 46”
StarHIP 351378.002207h 15m 50s+36° 47’ 08”
StarHIP 357256.27907h 22m 13s+38° 59’ 45”
StarHIP 349308.3307h 13m 40s+38° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 354316.879207h 18m 52s+38° 40’ 24”
StarHIP 353388.08407h 18m 00s+38° 21’ 51”
StarHIP 353176.391207h 17m 42s+38° 52’ 34”
StarHIP 354777.39307h 19m 22s+36° 40’ 32”
StarHIP 352258.464607h 16m 48s+37° 14’ 53”
StarHIP 356408.4907h 21m 15s+39° 05’ 30”
StarHIP 359088.293607h 24m 08s+39° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 357158.106807h 22m 07s+39° 08’ 39”
StarHIP 360918.283807h 26m 09s+37° 49’ 23”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

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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