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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 73550015h 01m 54s-47° 14’ 46”
StarHIP 726727.953614h 51m 30s-47° 04’ 59”
StarHIP 729068.966414h 54m 02s-48° 48’ 13”
StarHIP 733247.510414h 59m 01s-48° 14’ 05”
StarHIP 727566.705414h 52m 24s-46° 45’ 35”
StarHIP 727636.860214h 52m 29s-48° 14’ 49”
StarHIP 730518.06614h 55m 45s-45° 58’ 26”
StarHIP 735477.670615h 01m 53s-47° 00’ 26”
StarHIP 725037.904414h 49m 28s-47° 47’ 51”
StarHIP 728998.6614h 53m 56s-46° 15’ 29”
StarHIP 731208.208414h 56m 40s-48° 32’ 00”
StarHIP 726588.65314h 51m 22s-48° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 728218.092414h 53m 04s-46° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 728418.182214h 53m 20s-46° 58’ 24”
StarHIP 726678.855614h 51m 27s-47° 40’ 59”
StarHIP 731157.034814h 56m 34s-46° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 726088.433214h 50m 43s-46° 17’ 36”
StarHIP 730167.206614h 55m 18s-46° 37’ 52”
StarHIP 733297.195814h 59m 05s-47° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 735567.456615h 01m 56s-47° 09’ 11”
StarHIP 721668.707414h 45m 37s-47° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 726547.202614h 51m 16s-47° 24’ 21”
StarHIP 721788.645414h 45m 46s-46° 48’ 12”
StarHIP 722505.723814h 46m 29s-47° 26’ 27”
StarHIP 731115.997214h 56m 32s-47° 52’ 44”
GalaxyESO 273-1412.914h 58m 25s-47° 41’ 58”

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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