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):

StarHIP 69249014h 10m 34s-28° 26’ 25”
StarHIP 696828.86514h 15m 50s-27° 20’ 54”
StarHIP 695967.692814h 14m 41s-27° 45’ 42”
StarHIP 698698.60414h 17m 52s-29° 05’ 56”
StarHIP 696236.09114h 15m 01s-29° 16’ 54”
StarHIP 698948.119214h 18m 12s-27° 31’ 16”
StarHIP 696898.90914h 15m 55s-29° 48’ 24”
StarHIP 695778.69914h 14m 30s-29° 14’ 21”
StarHIP 699318.469214h 18m 38s-29° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 702256.718414h 22m 01s-28° 18’ 30”
StarHIP 694154.953414h 12m 46s-27° 15’ 39”
StarHIP 700507.197414h 20m 08s-28° 02’ 56”
StarHIP 696368.849814h 15m 07s-27° 13’ 48”
StarHIP 692887.287414h 10m 58s-28° 21’ 06”
StarHIP 699908.418614h 19m 16s-29° 03’ 20”
GalaxyESO 511-2313.814h 18m 27s-27° 22’ 41”
GalaxyESO 446-3113.614h 13m 30s-29° 35’ 43”
GalaxyNGC 555612.414h 20m 34s-29° 14’ 30”

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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