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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 107098021h 41m 37s-14° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 1068297.090421h 38m 13s-14° 54’ 36”
StarHIP 1064977.590421h 34m 16s-13° 29’ 01”
StarHIP 1069227.12521h 39m 15s-13° 53’ 40”
StarHIP 1068318.267221h 38m 15s-13° 32’ 00”
StarHIP 1069518.427621h 39m 39s-12° 37’ 20”
StarHIP 1072325.859621h 43m 04s-14° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 1065258.824621h 34m 33s-14° 37’ 43”
StarHIP 1070887.149821h 41m 28s-14° 50’ 29”
StarHIP 1066988.652421h 36m 43s-13° 27’ 33”
StarHIP 1064417.494221h 33m 34s-13° 27’ 00”
StarHIP 1070955.106821h 41m 32s-14° 02’ 48”

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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