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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 382798.192607h 50m 33s+59° 03’ 11”
StarHIP 398718.561208h 08m 40s+58° 17’ 10”
StarHIP 384047.004607h 52m 03s+59° 30’ 02”
StarHIP 387917.6907h 56m 21s+59° 40’ 35”
StarHIP 385908.38207h 54m 07s+58° 56’ 38”
StarHIP 387068.513207h 55m 27s+59° 46’ 36”
StarHIP 393486.435808h 02m 35s+57° 16’ 25”
StarHIP 392215.742608h 01m 20s+59° 02’ 50”
StarHIP 395727.034408h 05m 10s+57° 46’ 23”
StarHIP 392858.77408h 01m 59s+58° 02’ 58”
StarHIP 381027.934407h 48m 28s+59° 05’ 05”
StarHIP 396438.45808h 06m 03s+58° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 385607.352407h 53m 43s+58° 12’ 49”
StarHIP 390558.77207h 59m 23s+58° 42’ 16”
StarHIP 398788.641208h 08m 44s+57° 49’ 45”
StarHIP 396396.690208h 06m 02s+59° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 395558.61108h 04m 58s+58° 25’ 26”
StarHIP 392308.605608h 01m 25s+56° 56’ 37”

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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