Position of Encke's Comet in the Sky

The current position of Encke's Comet is computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements). It is important to be aware that for objects like comets there might be large discrepancies between the predicted magnitude and the real one. This happens because comets magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Encke's Comet (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1151127.931823h 18m 54s+05° 24’ 20”
StarHIP 1151498.31723h 19m 28s+05° 53’ 05”
StarHIP 1152108.822623h 20m 06s+05° 38’ 50”
StarHIP 1152274.954423h 20m 20s+05° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 1153648.616823h 22m 03s+05° 30’ 22”
StarHIP 1155247.663423h 24m 04s+04° 55’ 53”
StarHIP 1155517.179823h 24m 21s+06° 11’ 10”
StarHIP 1156118.52923h 25m 11s+04° 55’ 20”
StarHIP 1156928.734223h 26m 21s+04° 20’ 22”
StarHIP 1157798.658423h 27m 20s+04° 27’ 00”
StarHIP 1158178.207223h 27m 45s+05° 44’ 11”
StarHIP 1158304.163223h 27m 58s+06° 22’ 44”
StarHIP 1158517.350823h 28m 16s+06° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 1158658.110223h 28m 28s+05° 48’ 27”

Additional resources

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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