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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 843717.956617h 14m 57s-48° 33’ 36”
StarHIP 842078.976617h 12m 49s-49° 03’ 18”
StarHIP 840258.833617h 10m 34s-50° 03’ 14”
StarHIP 835708.085817h 04m 46s-50° 04’ 16”
StarHIP 838496.786817h 08m 08s-48° 53’ 01”
StarHIP 843598.153417h 14m 48s-48° 42’ 29”
StarHIP 839158.239617h 09m 00s-50° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 832165.93117h 00m 26s-48° 38’ 51”
StarHIP 834066.819617h 02m 52s-50° 09’ 37”
StarHIP 834386.635417h 03m 13s-48° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 837227.879417h 06m 40s-48° 00’ 43”
StarHIP 841055.790217h 11m 38s-48° 52’ 24”
StarHIP 839028.81317h 08m 52s-50° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 840867.44117h 11m 25s-50° 07’ 08”
StarHIP 834537.597417h 03m 19s-50° 24’ 09”
StarHIP 833718.371417h 02m 21s-48° 55’ 06”
StarHIP 833508.458217h 02m 02s-50° 10’ 50”

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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