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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 1105807.01322h 24m 07s-10° 11’ 51”
StarHIP 1106078.309422h 24m 28s-09° 48’ 00”
StarHIP 1107928.092222h 26m 47s-08° 30’ 39”
StarHIP 1109748.588222h 29m 02s-09° 56’ 08”
StarHIP 1109797.630422h 29m 04s-09° 44’ 27”
StarHIP 1110018.52122h 29m 18s-09° 39’ 45”
StarHIP 1110618.289222h 29m 55s-08° 25’ 08”
StarHIP 1111234.827222h 30m 38s-10° 40’ 40”
StarHIP 111173022h 31m 19s-09° 25’ 33”
StarHIP 1113328.696622h 33m 21s-09° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 1113986.424422h 34m 06s-09° 36’ 30”
StarHIP 1114148.39222h 34m 20s-09° 18’ 18”

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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