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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 846287.00917h 18m 01s-43° 34’ 39”
StarHIP 849118.848817h 21m 11s-41° 33’ 24”
StarHIP 846877.51417h 18m 45s-42° 53’ 29”
StarHIP 841528.472417h 12m 17s-43° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 851598.140217h 24m 11s-43° 48’ 17”
StarHIP 844107.947617h 15m 23s-42° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 848798.13217h 20m 48s-42° 39’ 30”
StarHIP 848978.700417h 21m 02s-42° 06’ 08”
StarHIP 848858.43117h 20m 53s-42° 39’ 10”
StarHIP 853678.2817h 26m 39s-43° 05’ 40”
StarHIP 844836.899217h 16m 17s-42° 20’ 20”
StarHIP 844198.487617h 15m 30s-42° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 847486.645817h 19m 24s-44° 13’ 22”
StarHIP 850778.401617h 23m 15s-42° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 851688.353417h 24m 18s-43° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 847718.42217h 19m 37s-41° 52’ 15”
StarHIP 853778.925617h 26m 43s-42° 13’ 55”
StarHIP 843317.968817h 14m 25s-43° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 841433.28917h 12m 09s-43° 14’ 18”
StarHIP 846905.747217h 18m 47s-44° 07’ 46”

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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