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 1150748.516623h 18m 27s-01° 53’ 54”
StarHIP 115302023h 21m 11s-01° 35’ 41”
StarHIP 1153818.480823h 22m 23s-00° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 1154038.645623h 22m 39s-01° 09’ 06”
StarHIP 1154638.334823h 23m 22s-00° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 1154648.487623h 23m 23s-03° 12’ 54”
StarHIP 1154918.686823h 23m 43s-00° 53’ 04”
StarHIP 1155727.472623h 24m 38s-01° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 1156778.847823h 26m 10s-00° 27’ 47”
StarHIP 115752023h 27m 04s-01° 17’ 12”
StarHIP 1157677.501223h 27m 14s-02° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 1158458.014423h 28m 08s-02° 26’ 53”
StarHIP 1158627.976823h 28m 27s-02° 39’ 12”
StarHIP 1158917.838223h 28m 46s-00° 50’ 07”
StarHIP 1159098.515223h 29m 02s-01° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 1159456.218823h 29m 26s-01° 47’ 28”
StarHIP 1159516.835823h 29m 30s-01° 02’ 08”

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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