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):

StarHIP 511598.906810h 27m 00s+67° 22’ 12”
StarHIP 516688.865610h 33m 21s+67° 53’ 40”
StarHIP 515198.081410h 31m 21s+68° 19’ 30”
StarHIP 507787.348810h 22m 08s+68° 55’ 33”
StarHIP 506527.63510h 20m 40s+69° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 506855.863210h 21m 03s+68° 44’ 51”
StarHIP 510917.424210h 26m 18s+67° 41’ 06”
StarHIP 499928.388610h 12m 19s+67° 12’ 26”
StarHIP 517298.30810h 34m 09s+67° 31’ 29”
StarHIP 496868.721610h 08m 33s+68° 26’ 16”
StarHIP 497657.000410h 09m 31s+68° 39’ 50”
StarHIP 495738.621810h 07m 10s+67° 20’ 44”
StarHIP 517827.462810h 34m 50s+68° 42’ 26”
GalaxyIC 257410.810h 28m 22s+68° 24’ 57”

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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