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 1127967.720222h 50m 31s-06° 54’ 48”
StarHIP 1128136.876222h 50m 46s-07° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 1129613.596222h 52m 36s-07° 34’ 46”
StarHIP 1130286.90722h 53m 27s-05° 59’ 16”
StarHIP 1130458.198822h 53m 37s-06° 06’ 31”
StarHIP 1130598.271622h 53m 46s-07° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 1131276.054622h 54m 34s-07° 12’ 16”
StarHIP 113150022h 54m 46s-06° 57’ 50”
StarHIP 1131927.02922h 55m 21s-05° 41’ 22”
StarHIP 1132317.950422h 55m 49s-07° 49’ 20”
StarHIP 1132798.033622h 56m 20s-06° 32’ 44”
StarHIP 1133798.460822h 57m 43s-06° 35’ 08”
StarHIP 1134168.38722h 58m 09s-05° 41’ 07”
StarHIP 1134518.33622h 58m 35s-05° 40’ 26”
StarHIP 1135228.411622h 59m 29s-06° 36’ 27”
StarHIP 1136746.08423h 01m 23s-07° 03’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 739313.422h 51m 39s-05° 33’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 741613.222h 55m 41s-05° 29’ 44”

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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