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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 558037.49811h 26m 03s+66° 45’ 15”
StarHIP 546368.303811h 10m 58s+66° 02’ 43”
StarHIP 546578.162411h 11m 19s+66° 00’ 49”
StarHIP 546768.036611h 11m 32s+66° 01’ 48”
StarHIP 558398.265411h 26m 41s+66° 53’ 44”
StarHIP 554126.107611h 20m 53s+67° 06’ 03”
StarHIP 545648.08611h 09m 53s+66° 45’ 24”
StarHIP 545406.058611h 09m 39s+67° 12’ 36”
StarHIP 555908.94111h 23m 15s+67° 15’ 10”
StarHIP 550396.886211h 16m 01s+64° 54’ 27”
StarHIP 552417.107811h 18m 46s+66° 41’ 03”
StarHIP 538917.718611h 01m 35s+66° 26’ 59”
StarHIP 541998.466411h 05m 16s+65° 48’ 50”
StarHIP 546557.444411h 11m 16s+66° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 548418.180411h 13m 39s+65° 42’ 18”
StarHIP 555148.680411h 22m 12s+66° 16’ 01”
StarHIP 548016.515611h 13m 07s+67° 19’ 22”
StarHIP 542757.545611h 06m 09s+65° 52’ 32”
GalaxyPGC 3367413.011h 07m 19s+65° 05’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 362213.711h 20m 12s+67° 14’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 368213.311h 27m 42s+66° 35’ 25”

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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