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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 984798.743620h 00m 24s-25° 53’ 51”
StarHIP 985217.913420h 00m 54s-26° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 987158.251220h 03m 00s-26° 02’ 29”
StarHIP 988398.102220h 04m 18s-26° 19’ 45”
StarHIP 988548.507420h 04m 27s-23° 58’ 57”
StarHIP 989318.653620h 05m 14s-25° 03’ 28”
StarHIP 990518.538220h 06m 36s-25° 34’ 35”
StarHIP 990707.866220h 06m 46s-26° 26’ 05”
StarHIP 992548.695620h 08m 51s-25° 55’ 57”
StarHIP 992737.145420h 09m 05s-26° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 993657.41920h 10m 06s-25° 17’ 02”

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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