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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 1091227.087222h 06m 13s-14° 53’ 45”
StarHIP 1092206.701222h 07m 35s-14° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 1092438.509622h 07m 52s-16° 00’ 05”
StarHIP 1092907.2322h 08m 26s-16° 32’ 34”
StarHIP 1092978.919422h 08m 31s-16° 36’ 42”
StarHIP 1094448.918622h 10m 21s-15° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 1096078.165422h 12m 11s-14° 13’ 30”
StarHIP 1096246.019822h 12m 25s-14° 11’ 37”
StarHIP 1098207.18922h 14m 37s-15° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 1098226.462822h 14m 38s-15° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 1098327.76822h 14m 44s-15° 42’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 721812.622h 10m 11s-16° 39’ 34”

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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