Position of Encke's Comet in the Sky

The current position of Encke's Comet 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 Encke's Comet (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1144938.743223h 11m 17s-05° 05’ 55”
StarHIP 1145538.451423h 12m 13s-03° 56’ 13”
StarHIP 114677023h 13m 52s-04° 49’ 26”
StarHIP 1148038.284423h 15m 20s-04° 32’ 02”
StarHIP 1148225.559223h 15m 34s-03° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 1149777.425823h 17m 15s-04° 26’ 06”
StarHIP 1150308.692423h 17m 53s-04° 31’ 18”
StarHIP 1150378.798423h 17m 56s-03° 01’ 33”
StarHIP 1151058.762223h 18m 50s-05° 05’ 58”
StarHIP 1151425.546223h 19m 23s-05° 07’ 27”
StarHIP 1152206.60123h 20m 15s-03° 55’ 07”
StarHIP 1153166.77323h 21m 21s-04° 40’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 753013.123h 14m 11s-02° 46’ 46”
GalaxyNGC 757613.723h 17m 22s-04° 43’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 758512.323h 18m 01s-04° 39’ 02”

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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