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):

StarHIP 1125217.486422h 47m 29s+05° 53’ 18”
StarHIP 1125867.686422h 48m 09s+05° 52’ 45”
StarHIP 1128738.554822h 51m 27s+05° 00’ 25”
StarHIP 1128778.676222h 51m 30s+06° 36’ 41”
StarHIP 1128798.398822h 51m 33s+05° 46’ 58”
StarHIP 1128917.051622h 51m 41s+04° 47’ 09”
StarHIP 1129558.523622h 52m 35s+06° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 113001022h 53m 05s+07° 28’ 19”
StarHIP 1130908.79522h 54m 10s+05° 35’ 02”
StarHIP 1131467.16222h 54m 44s+07° 15’ 27”
StarHIP 113244022h 55m 56s+05° 45’ 20”
StarHIP 1132947.46222h 56m 32s+06° 48’ 19”
StarHIP 1133138.958222h 56m 53s+06° 06’ 05”

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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