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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: 1.208224
Declination: 14.700767 (J2000)
Magnitude: 19.52
Constellation: Pisces
Solar Elongation: 103.8°

Distance of Encke's Comet from the Sun: 436792776 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Encke's Comet from the Earth: 374956926 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 53328.446801h 08m 11s+15° 07’ 33”
StarHIP 53628.413201h 08m 33s+15° 47’ 24”
StarHIP 54835.898801h 10m 11s+15° 40’ 26”
StarHIP 55577.86301h 11m 16s+14° 41’ 30”
StarHIP 55968.539801h 11m 45s+13° 52’ 36”
StarHIP 5734001h 13m 42s+13° 56’ 50”
StarHIP 57785.96801h 14m 07s+16° 08’ 00”
StarHIP 58568.965401h 15m 07s+14° 39’ 37”
StarHIP 59228.390401h 16m 10s+13° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 60367.043801h 17m 32s+14° 14’ 33”

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