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 1133038.314622h 56m 43s-03° 31’ 36”
StarHIP 1133316.59522h 57m 06s-03° 14’ 42”
StarHIP 1133557.689222h 57m 25s-03° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 1133918.43722h 57m 52s-03° 39’ 14”
StarHIP 1134216.108822h 58m 15s-02° 23’ 43”
StarHIP 1134408.6122h 58m 30s-04° 30’ 07”
StarHIP 1135237.65822h 59m 29s-02° 53’ 07”
StarHIP 1135378.1422h 59m 41s-04° 21’ 51”
StarHIP 1135477.690822h 59m 49s-02° 26’ 23”
StarHIP 1135558.950822h 59m 58s-02° 51’ 24”
StarHIP 1136118.643823h 00m 38s-04° 33’ 10”
StarHIP 1136865.844823h 01m 31s-04° 42’ 41”
StarHIP 1137187.378423h 01m 51s-03° 50’ 53”
StarHIP 1137277.456223h 01m 55s-02° 41’ 09”
StarHIP 1137408.726623h 02m 05s-03° 51’ 01”
GalaxyPGC 7010413.522h 57m 26s-02° 30’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 7012713.722h 58m 02s-03° 46’ 14”
GalaxyPGC 7013013.822h 58m 07s-03° 47’ 22”

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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