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 1038257.846821h 02m 22s-17° 18’ 37”
StarHIP 1039207.325221h 03m 20s-17° 28’ 07”
StarHIP 1039767.503621h 04m 01s-18° 06’ 43”
StarHIP 1039978.163421h 04m 13s-18° 31’ 23”
StarHIP 104059021h 04m 53s-16° 57’ 14”
StarHIP 1041394.078221h 05m 56s-17° 13’ 57”
StarHIP 1042308.135821h 07m 06s-18° 42’ 05”
StarHIP 1042528.201821h 07m 15s-16° 25’ 21”
StarHIP 1042766.599221h 07m 29s-19° 05’ 17”
StarHIP 1042976.175421h 07m 44s-17° 27’ 20”
StarHIP 1043418.090421h 08m 13s-16° 43’ 35”
StarHIP 1043877.979421h 08m 49s-18° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 1044208.710821h 09m 10s-16° 09’ 36”
StarHIP 1044446.54721h 09m 25s-16° 36’ 56”
StarHIP 1045248.363421h 10m 22s-16° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 1045408.036821h 10m 32s-18° 19’ 50”
StarHIP 104551021h 10m 42s-17° 28’ 24”
StarHIP 1045538.90821h 10m 43s-17° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 1047927.903421h 13m 47s-17° 33’ 56”
GalaxyIC 507813.621h 02m 31s-16° 48’ 57”

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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