Right Ascension: 22h 25m 10s
Declination: -14° 13’ 59” (J2000)
Sun dist: 348228408 km [ km/s] Earth dist: 404136023 km [ km/s]
Constellation: Aqr Magnitude: 19.24
Perihelion: 21 Nov 2013 06:00 UTC 
Comet 2P/Encke is a periodic comet which was originally discovered in 1786 by P. Méchain and finally recognized as a comet by J. F. Encke in 1819. It completes an orbit around the sun in about 3.3 years.
This site shows the current location in the sky, and other relevant information about Comet ISON in real time. Comet's precise position is obtained from the JPL Horizons service which provides ephemerides for solar system bodies.
This finder chart shows an accurate view of the star field surrounding the comet, simulating a telesopic view. It is obtained from the Digitized Sky Surcvey 2, which is a photographic archive covering large part of the sky.
The chart covers an area of 45x30 arc minutes, which is roughly equivalent of full Moon's apparent size.
Follow http://blog.ison2013.org if you are interested in daily pictres of Comet ISON.
A high precision photographic sky map showing the position of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) in real time.
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):
|Star||HIP 110333||8.972||22h 20m 49s||-13° 58’ 42”|
|Star||HIP 110350||8.1784||22h 21m 01s||-14° 55’ 07”|
|Star||HIP 110388||7.6254||22h 21m 33s||-14° 27’ 24”|
|Star||HIP 110454||8.4958||22h 22m 22s||-15° 27’ 03”|
|Star||HIP 110507||8.285||22h 23m 08s||-14° 12’ 41”|
|Star||HIP 110518||6.9936||22h 23m 20s||-14° 57’ 03”|
|Star||HIP 110602||5.6666||22h 24m 27s||-13° 31’ 45”|
|Star||HIP 110611||7.5696||22h 24m 33s||-13° 11’ 05”|
|Star||HIP 110637||7.6284||22h 24m 44s||-12° 57’ 27”|
|Star||HIP 110663||8.5688||22h 25m 04s||-13° 59’ 53”|
|Star||HIP 110689||8.2092||22h 25m 31s||-15° 35’ 55”|
|Star||HIP 110701||7.801||22h 25m 44s||-15° 21’ 25”|
|Star||HIP 110723||7.9266||22h 25m 59s||-14° 57’ 06”|
|Star||HIP 110741||8.9554||22h 26m 08s||-12° 48’ 01”|
|Star||HIP 110767||8.4898||22h 26m 25s||-14° 06’ 54”|
|Star||HIP 111086||6.349||22h 30m 17s||-14° 35’ 08”|
|Star||HIP 111141||7.6246||22h 30m 58s||-14° 34’ 00”|
|Galaxy||NGC 7300||13.5||22h 30m 59s||-14° 00’ 12”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:
TheSkyLive.com offers live information, ephemeris computations, astronomical sky charts for the most important Solar System objects. You can use the live position charts during your observation sessions, to point your telescope and identify the object on the sky background. The ephemeris computations feature can be used to plan your astronomical observations in the future.
Please note: we aim to provide high quality data obtained from the JPL Horizons ephemeris service. Please keep in mind that for objects like comets, there might be high discrepancies between the magnitude information we are showing here and the actual value. This happens because comets' magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.