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C/2017 K6 (Jacques) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) 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).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 345726.539607h 09m 37s+60° 47’ 31”
StarHIP 348257.591807h 12m 27s+62° 15’ 45”
StarHIP 346156.770607h 10m 08s+62° 08’ 09”
StarHIP 342747.906607h 06m 20s+62° 50’ 39”
StarHIP 343217.97907h 06m 53s+62° 32’ 49”
StarHIP 344358.231207h 08m 20s+61° 14’ 31”
StarHIP 350497.763207h 14m 54s+62° 08’ 12”
StarHIP 346557.824407h 10m 38s+63° 19’ 03”
StarHIP 339868.550807h 03m 06s+62° 40’ 25”
StarHIP 346418.565207h 10m 29s+63° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 357627.17207h 22m 35s+62° 51’ 57”
StarHIP 358927.670407h 23m 57s+61° 27’ 11”
StarHIP 354528.41107h 19m 09s+61° 54’ 55”
GalaxyUGC 368512.807h 09m 05s+61° 35’ 40”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

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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