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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 454658.672609h 15m 54s+56° 03’ 52”
StarHIP 446547.711609h 05m 56s+55° 23’ 23”
StarHIP 453777.56209h 14m 51s+55° 37’ 12”
StarHIP 450227.741809h 10m 13s+54° 58’ 43”
StarHIP 454028.85109h 15m 08s+55° 26’ 30”
StarHIP 446387.907609h 05m 46s+55° 31’ 44”
StarHIP 452136.910609h 12m 50s+56° 56’ 30”
StarHIP 447788.629409h 07m 33s+56° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 442898.250209h 01m 11s+55° 51’ 35”
StarHIP 455248.356409h 16m 40s+55° 59’ 49”
StarHIP 452257.701609h 12m 59s+55° 22’ 42”
StarHIP 454555.119809h 15m 49s+56° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 448718.215209h 08m 34s+55° 05’ 05”

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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