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C/2017 S6 (Catalina) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) 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 S6 (Catalina) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1106898.209222h 25m 31s-15° 35’ 55”
StarHIP 1107017.80122h 25m 44s-15° 21’ 25”
StarHIP 1107237.926622h 25m 59s-14° 57’ 06”
StarHIP 1107678.489822h 26m 25s-14° 06’ 54”
StarHIP 1109638.71222h 28m 53s-16° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 1110638.116622h 29m 58s-16° 28’ 06”
StarHIP 1110866.34922h 30m 17s-14° 35’ 08”
StarHIP 1111007.14622h 30m 26s-16° 20’ 48”
StarHIP 1111417.624622h 30m 58s-14° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 1111948.826222h 31m 35s-13° 48’ 44”
StarHIP 111210022h 31m 47s-15° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 1114248.622822h 34m 26s-15° 07’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 730213.222h 32m 23s-14° 07’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 730013.522h 30m 59s-14° 00’ 12”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina)

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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