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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 711578.90114h 33m 12s-41° 23’ 34”
StarHIP 705868.15114h 26m 19s-40° 47’ 51”
StarHIP 709666.232214h 30m 56s-40° 50’ 42”
StarHIP 709337.18914h 30m 26s-40° 28’ 34”
StarHIP 715068.35514h 37m 23s-40° 47’ 21”
StarHIP 707698.020414h 28m 25s-39° 32’ 29”
StarHIP 703927.771414h 24m 07s-41° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 709628.184814h 30m 53s-40° 00’ 20”
StarHIP 706266.356214h 26m 49s-39° 52’ 26”
StarHIP 713535.874414h 35m 31s-41° 31’ 02”
StarHIP 709886.658414h 31m 11s-40° 23’ 11”
StarHIP 706368.028614h 26m 55s-40° 26’ 01”
StarHIP 707078.545614h 27m 41s-41° 12’ 49”
StarHIP 713998.835214h 36m 01s-41° 20’ 35”
StarHIP 704556.972614h 24m 43s-40° 45’ 18”
StarHIP 714535.741614h 36m 44s-40° 12’ 41”
StarHIP 706126.79114h 26m 37s-39° 31’ 23”
StarHIP 709987.459414h 31m 14s-40° 39’ 21”

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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