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 1101878.81322h 19m 07s-07° 18’ 47”
StarHIP 1102735.352622h 20m 11s-07° 49’ 15”
StarHIP 1103787.482222h 21m 23s-06° 14’ 35”
StarHIP 1103968.726222h 21m 41s-07° 36’ 29”
StarHIP 1104067.559822h 21m 46s-06° 10’ 52”
StarHIP 1104358.313422h 22m 05s-06° 34’ 09”
StarHIP 1105325.821222h 23m 32s-07° 11’ 39”
StarHIP 1105978.996422h 24m 21s-06° 12’ 38”
StarHIP 1106018.373422h 24m 26s-06° 01’ 56”
StarHIP 1107806.832422h 26m 34s-07° 22’ 38”

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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