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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 73205014h 57m 42s-41° 08’ 09”
StarHIP 738265.037615h 05m 19s-41° 04’ 02”
StarHIP 735797.438615h 02m 21s-41° 41’ 25”
StarHIP 735958.22915h 02m 34s-41° 34’ 25”
StarHIP 737646.256615h 04m 42s-40° 51’ 40”
StarHIP 735348.118615h 01m 48s-41° 49’ 04”
StarHIP 729758.867214h 54m 48s-40° 44’ 50”
StarHIP 731686.871614h 57m 12s-42° 08’ 14”
StarHIP 736537.400615h 03m 20s-41° 16’ 17”
StarHIP 738117.280815h 05m 10s-40° 34’ 09”
StarHIP 733288.040414h 59m 03s-42° 34’ 19”
StarHIP 736338.894215h 03m 06s-41° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 736678.793615h 03m 32s-40° 35’ 22”
StarHIP 731478.137414h 56m 55s-42° 27’ 40”
StarHIP 733343.137814h 59m 09s-42° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 729867.104614h 54m 54s-41° 21’ 52”
StarHIP 732157.394214h 57m 47s-42° 29’ 50”
StarHIP 733338.195614h 59m 09s-41° 05’ 03”
GalaxyESO 328-1914.015h 06m 37s-41° 19’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 578612.014h 58m 56s-42° 00’ 45”

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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