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 1093696.888422h 09m 26s-08° 11’ 09”
StarHIP 1093786.475222h 09m 29s-07° 32’ 51”
StarHIP 1096168.60622h 12m 19s-07° 03’ 53”
StarHIP 1096377.12822h 12m 35s-08° 00’ 49”
StarHIP 1097228.648422h 13m 33s-07° 22’ 19”
StarHIP 109801022h 14m 24s-08° 44’ 36”
StarHIP 1098497.665222h 14m 54s-06° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 1098998.634622h 15m 34s-08° 23’ 52”
StarHIP 1099518.671422h 16m 06s-07° 05’ 23”
StarHIP 1100028.353822h 16m 48s-07° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 1100034.074822h 16m 49s-07° 46’ 59”
StarHIP 1100095.671622h 16m 52s-09° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 1101878.81322h 19m 07s-07° 18’ 47”
StarHIP 1102088.078422h 19m 26s-08° 30’ 21”
StarHIP 1102735.352622h 20m 11s-07° 49’ 15”

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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