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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 808297.71516h 30m 23s-37° 58’ 21”
StarHIP 810298.700216h 32m 58s-39° 21’ 05”
StarHIP 808978.524216h 31m 11s-38° 22’ 58”
StarHIP 805918.330416h 27m 14s-39° 49’ 21”
StarHIP 811367.422416h 34m 10s-38° 23’ 24”
StarHIP 811278.330416h 34m 06s-38° 27’ 21”
StarHIP 807028.839816h 28m 37s-38° 22’ 33”
StarHIP 813687.3516h 37m 02s-38° 40’ 34”
StarHIP 809257.215416h 31m 30s-39° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 804228.496216h 24m 54s-38° 26’ 55”
StarHIP 803375.31416h 24m 01s-39° 11’ 34”
StarHIP 814776.955416h 38m 30s-39° 09’ 08”

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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