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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 76107015h 32m 36s-52° 21’ 19”
StarHIP 752968.7515h 23m 03s-51° 08’ 28”
StarHIP 758197.615215h 29m 19s-49° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 761638.530815h 33m 21s-50° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 758908.51115h 30m 04s-51° 06’ 35”
StarHIP 754178.959215h 24m 31s-50° 56’ 04”
StarHIP 753066.56715h 23m 09s-51° 44’ 09”
StarHIP 764468.254815h 36m 46s-50° 10’ 06”
StarHIP 758377.584215h 29m 30s-51° 23’ 26”
StarHIP 761978.226215h 33m 51s-50° 05’ 23”
StarHIP 760298.084215h 31m 42s-51° 58’ 33”
StarHIP 760877.77815h 32m 23s-50° 39’ 27”
StarHIP 756268.451615h 27m 07s-51° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 763398.723215h 35m 33s-51° 35’ 46”
StarHIP 753608.270615h 23m 59s-50° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 763738.693415h 35m 53s-49° 58’ 25”
StarHIP 755558.445615h 26m 06s-50° 47’ 51”
StarHIP 760558.233415h 31m 55s-50° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 758846.695415h 29m 58s-52° 18’ 10”
StarHIP 754988.345815h 25m 19s-51° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 765078.878415h 37m 31s-51° 37’ 06”
StarHIP 757425.98515h 28m 27s-51° 35’ 52”
StarHIP 766798.308615h 39m 27s-51° 04’ 40”

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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