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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: 23.631859
Declination: 11.160133 (J2000)
Magnitude: 17.31
Constellation: Pegasus
Solar Elongation: 147.8°

Distance of Encke's Comet from the Sun: 331486285 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Encke's Comet from the Earth: 195868074 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 10 Mar 2017 02:01 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 1161568.63623h 32m 07s+11° 30’ 58”
StarHIP 1161987.91623h 32m 35s+10° 58’ 40”
StarHIP 1163258.60723h 34m 09s+11° 10’ 51”
StarHIP 1164037.034423h 35m 15s+10° 57’ 30”
StarHIP 1165297.943223h 36m 58s+11° 00’ 53”
StarHIP 1166957.565823h 38m 53s+12° 11’ 40”
StarHIP 1168177.99923h 40m 31s+10° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 1169797.98923h 42m 50s+10° 28’ 54”
StarHIP 1169958.862223h 43m 06s+11° 50’ 04”
StarHIP 1170308.459823h 43m 27s+11° 36’ 07”

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