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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 1054748.327421h 21m 48s-15° 58’ 37”
StarHIP 1054817.375821h 21m 51s-16° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 105498021h 22m 00s-15° 09’ 32”
StarHIP 1055154.204621h 22m 14s-16° 50’ 04”
StarHIP 1055198.024621h 22m 16s-14° 55’ 10”
StarHIP 1056848.710821h 24m 20s-16° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 1058617.871621h 26m 27s-15° 14’ 42”
StarHIP 1058928.276421h 26m 45s-17° 16’ 12”
StarHIP 1061398.597421h 29m 56s-15° 09’ 26”
StarHIP 1061658.494221h 30m 17s-16° 18’ 16”
StarHIP 1063548.904221h 32m 25s-15° 42’ 33”

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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