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 34603007h 10m 02s+38° 31’ 54”
StarHIP 35365007h 18m 18s+39° 36’ 52”
StarHIP 349308.3307h 13m 40s+38° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 347524.75507h 11m 39s+39° 19’ 13”
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 346957.973207h 11m 10s+38° 11’ 41”
StarHIP 352258.464607h 16m 48s+37° 14’ 53”
StarHIP 345237.918807h 09m 13s+38° 36’ 42”

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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