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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 1153758.326223h 22m 18s+41° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 1154797.882623h 23m 35s+40° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 1155306.248223h 24m 08s+41° 36’ 46”
StarHIP 1155676.7223h 24m 34s+41° 06’ 46”
StarHIP 1156017.915423h 25m 02s+42° 13’ 31”
StarHIP 1156966.73223h 26m 27s+40° 23’ 12”
StarHIP 1157088.73623h 26m 35s+41° 25’ 59”
StarHIP 1157237.60723h 26m 43s+41° 02’ 45”
StarHIP 1157477.86523h 27m 00s+42° 12’ 18”
StarHIP 1158807.638223h 28m 40s+39° 37’ 08”
StarHIP 1158877.771223h 28m 45s+42° 24’ 40”
StarHIP 1159317.68823h 29m 17s+42° 21’ 36”
StarHIP 1160938.677623h 31m 25s+40° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 1161628.868623h 32m 12s+40° 55’ 58”
StarHIP 1162676.951423h 33m 29s+41° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 1163545.550223h 34m 37s+40° 14’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 764011.823h 22m 06s+40° 50’ 44”
GalaxyUGC 1258813.823h 24m 42s+41° 20’ 53”
GalaxyUGC 1263213.023h 29m 58s+40° 59’ 26”

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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