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Encke's Comet live position and data

This page shows Comet Encke (2P/Encke) 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 Encke's Comet (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 217.380400h 00m 15s+08° 00’ 26”
StarHIP 1097.176200h 01m 23s+06° 47’ 29”
StarHIP 1888.596400h 02m 24s+06° 19’ 59”
StarHIP 1928.052200h 02m 28s+08° 23’ 38”
StarHIP 1945.680600h 02m 29s+08° 29’ 08”
StarHIP 2488.038800h 03m 03s+08° 16’ 14”
StarHIP 3768.2900h 04m 41s+06° 31’ 21”
StarHIP 4478.11400h 05m 22s+08° 47’ 16”
StarHIP 5817.428600h 07m 04s+06° 52’ 32”
StarHIP 5938.808800h 07m 12s+06° 12’ 15”
StarHIP 6037.633600h 07m 18s+07° 42’ 12”
StarHIP 6827.547600h 08m 25s+06° 37’ 00”
StarHIP 7107.412400h 08m 48s+08° 01’ 18”
StarHIP 7958.49600h 09m 51s+08° 27’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 781613.700h 03m 49s+07° 28’ 45”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

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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