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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 367908.910807h 34m 01s+38° 42’ 20”
StarHIP 370058.37207h 36m 18s+37° 55’ 52”
StarHIP 371027.947607h 37m 25s+38° 52’ 05”
StarHIP 371337.199607h 37m 48s+38° 52’ 43”
StarHIP 371537.03907h 38m 07s+38° 15’ 31”
StarHIP 372918.654607h 39m 24s+38° 47’ 42”
StarHIP 373695.59907h 40m 14s+38° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 373748.442607h 40m 20s+39° 47’ 56”
StarHIP 374098.534207h 40m 50s+39° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 374437.96107h 41m 13s+39° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 374837.565207h 41m 41s+37° 25’ 48”
StarHIP 377077.428807h 44m 09s+38° 50’ 16”
StarHIP 378698.80107h 45m 45s+37° 38’ 40”
StarHIP 379457.857207h 46m 37s+38° 16’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 242413.607h 40m 39s+39° 13’ 58”

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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