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Encke's Comet live position and data

This page shows Comet Encke (2P/Encke) 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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 1.106323
Declination: 16.193989 (J2000)
Magnitude: 18.71
Constellation: Pisces
Solar Elongation: 130.4°

Distance of Encke's Comet from the Sun: 406937749 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Encke's Comet from the Earth: 292288542 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 10 Mar 2017 00:22 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Encke's Comet with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet Encke (2P/Encke):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 49128.491201h 03m 01s+16° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 49468.781801h 03m 27s+17° 09’ 01”
StarHIP 49968.991801h 04m 01s+17° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 50098.663601h 04m 07s+15° 13’ 38”
StarHIP 50757.035401h 04m 55s+16° 14’ 32”
StarHIP 50815.610801h 05m 05s+14° 56’ 45”
StarHIP 51108.434401h 05m 29s+15° 23’ 25”
StarHIP 51858.45601h 06m 22s+16° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 5215001h 06m 41s+15° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 53047.940601h 07m 51s+15° 51’ 47”
StarHIP 53097.665201h 07m 56s+17° 24’ 44”
StarHIP 53328.446801h 08m 11s+15° 07’ 33”
StarHIP 53628.413201h 08m 33s+15° 47’ 24”
StarHIP 5369001h 08m 40s+17° 14’ 38”
StarHIP 54835.898801h 10m 11s+15° 40’ 26”
StarHIP 55418.076401h 11m 04s+16° 46’ 38”

Additional Resources about Comet Encke (2P/Encke)