Right Ascension: 21h 35m 32s
Declination: -18° 48’ 30” (J2000)
Sun dist: 287159759 km [ km/s] Earth dist: 403646496 km [ km/s]
Constellation: Cap Magnitude: 18.63
Perihelion: 21 Nov 2013 06:00 UTC 
Comet 2P/Encke is a periodic comet which was originally discovered in 1786 by P. Méchain and finally recognized as a comet by J. F. Encke in 1819. It completes an orbit around the sun in about 3.3 years.
This site shows the current location in the sky, and other relevant information about Comet ISON in real time. Comet's precise position is obtained from the JPL Horizons service which provides ephemerides for solar system bodies.
This finder chart shows an accurate view of the star field surrounding the comet, simulating a telesopic view. It is obtained from the Digitized Sky Surcvey 2, which is a photographic archive covering large part of the sky.
The chart covers an area of 45x30 arc minutes, which is roughly equivalent of full Moon's apparent size.
Follow http://blog.ison2013.org if you are interested in daily pictres of Comet ISON.
A high precision photographic sky map showing the position of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) in real time.
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):
|Star||HIP 106143||6.5526||21h 29m 59s||-19° 08’ 51”|
|Star||HIP 106264||7.137||21h 31m 25s||-19° 14’ 15”|
|Star||HIP 106415||8.3662||21h 33m 12s||-18° 34’ 03”|
|Star||HIP 106470||8.9606||21h 33m 52s||-17° 52’ 06”|
|Star||HIP 106559||5.6726||21h 34m 51s||-20° 05’ 03”|
|Star||HIP 106568||6.6964||21h 34m 54s||-20° 15’ 09”|
|Star||HIP 106594||7.9208||21h 35m 18s||-19° 14’ 40”|
|Star||HIP 106673||7.859||21h 36m 22s||-18° 23’ 31”|
|Star||HIP 106715||6.7404||21h 36m 58s||-18° 44’ 37”|
|Star||HIP 106723||4.516||21h 37m 04s||-19° 27’ 57”|
|Star||HIP 106741||7.1662||21h 37m 21s||-18° 26’ 27”|
|Star||HIP 106768||7.448||21h 37m 37s||-19° 13’ 51”|
|Star||HIP 106868||8.3404||21h 38m 40s||-18° 41’ 29”|
|Star||HIP 106876||7.221||21h 38m 50s||-19° 37’ 31”|
|Star||HIP 107032||7.188||21h 40m 34s||-18° 53’ 44”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:
TheSkyLive.com offers live information, ephemeris computations, astronomical sky charts for the most important Solar System objects. You can use the live position charts during your observation sessions, to point your telescope and identify the object on the sky background. The ephemeris computations feature can be used to plan your astronomical observations in the future.
Please note: we aim to provide high quality data obtained from the JPL Horizons ephemeris service. Please keep in mind that for objects like comets, there might be high discrepancies between the magnitude information we are showing here and the actual value. This happens because comets' magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.