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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 139997.835203h 00m 13s-81° 05’ 19”
StarHIP 149008.716803h 12m 16s-79° 23’ 20”
StarHIP 152298.994803h 16m 21s-80° 29’ 09”
StarHIP 154708.508203h 19m 28s-81° 45’ 04”
StarHIP 15803003h 23m 36s-81° 15’ 34”
StarHIP 161907.671603h 28m 33s-80° 42’ 32”
StarHIP 168998.237803h 37m 24s-80° 51’ 15”
StarHIP 169108.985403h 37m 35s-80° 51’ 37”
StarHIP 171848.584203h 40m 48s-81° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 173198.144203h 42m 26s-80° 01’ 12”
StarHIP 189708.179404h 03m 53s-80° 53’ 24”
StarHIP 191887.84404h 06m 44s-80° 44’ 07”
GalaxyESO 15-513.403h 58m 31s-81° 03’ 46”

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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