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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: 0.322037
Declination: 14.681833 (J2000)
Magnitude: 17.30
Constellation: Pisces
Solar Elongation: 168.2°

Distance of Encke's Comet from the Sun: 361579350 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Encke's Comet from the Earth: 213660913 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 12778.279200h 16m 02s+14° 42’ 26”
StarHIP 13208.301600h 16m 34s+15° 50’ 13”
StarHIP 13407.457600h 16m 45s+13° 55’ 00”
StarHIP 15038.866600h 18m 42s+15° 59’ 26”
StarHIP 15418.128600h 19m 12s+13° 34’ 38”
StarHIP 15478.263800h 19m 17s+14° 03’ 17”
StarHIP 15898.64900h 19m 52s+13° 23’ 35”
StarHIP 17726.127200h 22m 25s+13° 28’ 56”
StarHIP 19486.363400h 24m 38s+14° 18’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 9914.000h 23m 59s+15° 46’ 09”

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