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Encke's Comet live position and data

This page shows Comet Encke (2P/Encke) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 1.032546
Declination: 12.139621 (J2000)
Magnitude: 20.09
Constellation: Pisces
Solar Elongation: 80.0°

Distance of Encke's Comet from the Sun: 464668613 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Encke's Comet from the Earth: 466273987 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 10 Mar 2017 00:22 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Encke's Comet with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet Encke (2P/Encke):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 44618.993600h 57m 11s+11° 27’ 21”
StarHIP 44808.146400h 57m 21s+12° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 45158.272600h 57m 52s+12° 02’ 20”
StarHIP 45708.327400h 58m 27s+12° 07’ 32”
StarHIP 46878.029801h 00m 13s+11° 56’ 07”
StarHIP 47658.013201h 01m 13s+11° 10’ 49”
StarHIP 47757.855601h 01m 21s+11° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 49157.933201h 03m 06s+13° 02’ 55”
StarHIP 50868.060801h 05m 09s+11° 18’ 57”
StarHIP 51178.39801h 05m 34s+12° 28’ 07”
StarHIP 51768.08501h 06m 12s+13° 15’ 10”
StarHIP 52046.036601h 06m 33s+12° 57’ 21”
StarHIP 52447.138801h 07m 03s+11° 33’ 07”
StarHIP 52588.84601h 07m 12s+12° 04’ 49”
GalaxyUGC 61014.000h 58m 49s+12° 59’ 11”

Additional Resources about Comet Encke (2P/Encke)