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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1096078.165422h 12m 11s-14° 13’ 30”
StarHIP 1096246.019822h 12m 25s-14° 11’ 37”
StarHIP 1096837.511422h 13m 06s-13° 52’ 15”
StarHIP 1098207.18922h 14m 37s-15° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 1098226.462822h 14m 38s-15° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 1098327.76822h 14m 44s-15° 42’ 05”
StarHIP 109941022h 16m 00s-14° 11’ 02”
StarHIP 1099437.771822h 16m 00s-14° 26’ 09”
StarHIP 1099708.025822h 16m 25s-14° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 1099977.982222h 16m 45s-14° 57’ 47”
StarHIP 1100048.129222h 16m 50s-16° 23’ 03”
StarHIP 1100147.131822h 16m 56s-14° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 1100308.05622h 17m 09s-14° 11’ 32”
StarHIP 1100468.381622h 17m 22s-16° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 1100546.979422h 17m 27s-15° 58’ 47”
StarHIP 1101318.297422h 18m 30s-15° 00’ 46”
StarHIP 1101388.950422h 18m 35s-14° 37’ 58”
StarHIP 1103338.97222h 20m 49s-13° 58’ 42”
StarHIP 1103508.178422h 21m 01s-14° 55’ 07”
StarHIP 1103887.625422h 21m 33s-14° 27’ 24”
GalaxyPGC 6859314.022h 20m 12s-15° 56’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 725112.622h 20m 27s-15° 46’ 27”

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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