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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 1054368.915421h 21m 23s-19° 31’ 40”
StarHIP 1054657.883221h 21m 44s-18° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 1056048.768221h 23m 21s-19° 40’ 52”
StarHIP 1056728.643821h 24m 13s-19° 47’ 36”
StarHIP 1057358.98821h 24m 56s-18° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 1058088.012621h 25m 42s-18° 35’ 14”
StarHIP 1058448.38421h 26m 16s-18° 08’ 57”
StarHIP 1058928.276421h 26m 45s-17° 16’ 12”
StarHIP 1059147.620621h 27m 03s-19° 03’ 29”
StarHIP 1059248.065221h 27m 13s-19° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 1060168.799421h 28m 21s-17° 15’ 28”
StarHIP 1061436.552621h 29m 59s-19° 08’ 51”

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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