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):

StarHIP 1031146.72420h 53m 32s-19° 06’ 49”
StarHIP 1031667.410220h 54m 05s-18° 59’ 48”
StarHIP 1032246.634220h 54m 46s-18° 47’ 34”
StarHIP 1032265.664220h 54m 47s-17° 55’ 22”
StarHIP 1033328.639620h 56m 05s-19° 01’ 58”
StarHIP 1034808.686820h 57m 55s-20° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 1035668.16220h 59m 02s-18° 54’ 57”
StarHIP 1036166.261620h 59m 36s-19° 02’ 06”
StarHIP 1037035.928221h 00m 51s-17° 31’ 51”
StarHIP 1037128.512621h 00m 54s-19° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 1037518.834821h 01m 26s-18° 55’ 02”
StarHIP 1038656.816421h 02m 45s-19° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 1038968.497621h 03m 05s-19° 19’ 14”
StarHIP 1039228.884621h 03m 20s-19° 43’ 23”
StarHIP 1039608.592221h 03m 50s-19° 37’ 06”
StarHIP 1039767.503621h 04m 01s-18° 06’ 43”
StarHIP 1039978.163421h 04m 13s-18° 31’ 23”

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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