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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 115302023h 21m 11s-01° 35’ 41”
StarHIP 115752023h 27m 04s-01° 17’ 12”
StarHIP 1154638.334823h 23m 22s-00° 56’ 48”
StarHIP 1156778.847823h 26m 10s-00° 27’ 47”
StarHIP 1154918.686823h 23m 43s-00° 53’ 04”
StarHIP 1154038.645623h 22m 39s-01° 09’ 06”
StarHIP 1159098.515223h 29m 02s-01° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 1155727.472623h 24m 38s-01° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 1158458.014423h 28m 08s-02° 26’ 53”
StarHIP 1150127.951423h 17m 37s-01° 31’ 17”
StarHIP 1150748.516623h 18m 27s-01° 53’ 54”
StarHIP 1153818.480823h 22m 23s-00° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 1157677.501223h 27m 14s-02° 38’ 12”

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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