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Position of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) in the Sky

The current position of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) is computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements). It is important to be aware that for objects like comets there might be large discrepancies between the predicted magnitude and the real one. This happens because comets magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet Encke (2P/Encke) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1042308.135821h 07m 06s-18° 42’ 05”
StarHIP 1042766.599221h 07m 29s-19° 05’ 17”
StarHIP 1043877.979421h 08m 49s-18° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 1044296.629421h 09m 15s-20° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 1045408.036821h 10m 32s-18° 19’ 50”
StarHIP 104551021h 10m 42s-17° 28’ 24”
StarHIP 1045538.90821h 10m 43s-17° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 1046657.98121h 12m 02s-20° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 104777021h 13m 34s-19° 19’ 36”
StarHIP 1048047.83121h 13m 57s-20° 05’ 16”
StarHIP 1048638.361821h 14m 31s-17° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 1049158.856221h 15m 08s-18° 06’ 14”

Additional resources

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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