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):

StarHIP 1080058.696821h 52m 54s-12° 58’ 40”
StarHIP 1080365.05821h 53m 17s-13° 33’ 06”
StarHIP 1081808.01921h 55m 01s-11° 58’ 12”
StarHIP 1082747.690821h 56m 07s-14° 02’ 07”
StarHIP 1083348.56821h 56m 54s-13° 20’ 57”
StarHIP 1084588.131621h 58m 17s-12° 06’ 07”
StarHIP 1084687.112221h 58m 24s-12° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 1084777.369621h 58m 29s-13° 15’ 07”
StarHIP 1085167.67721h 59m 01s-11° 17’ 03”
StarHIP 1086288.700222h 00m 24s-12° 51’ 11”
StarHIP 1086477.520622h 00m 38s-13° 44’ 45”
StarHIP 1086927.332622h 01m 05s-13° 01’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 717112.922h 01m 01s-13° 16’ 09”

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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