Position of Encke's Comet in the Sky

The current position of Encke's Comet 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 Encke's Comet (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1160628.23523h 31m 01s-00° 35’ 45”
StarHIP 1161466.269823h 31m 57s-01° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 1162308.970423h 32m 57s+00° 10’ 49”
StarHIP 1162907.732423h 33m 41s-02° 14’ 40”
StarHIP 116317023h 34m 03s+00° 10’ 54”
StarHIP 1163208.629223h 34m 07s-00° 25’ 25”
StarHIP 1163235.86723h 34m 08s-01° 14’ 51”
StarHIP 1165598.321623h 37m 17s-01° 31’ 11”
StarHIP 1166297.650823h 38m 06s-01° 20’ 08”
StarHIP 1166438.78223h 38m 15s-00° 52’ 07”
StarHIP 1167328.463223h 39m 23s-02° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 1167568.772223h 39m 44s-00° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 1167968.65523h 40m 15s-01° 45’ 15”
StarHIP 1168268.15923h 40m 42s-00° 22’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 771612.823h 36m 30s+00° 17’ 50”

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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