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 104777021h 13m 34s-19° 19’ 36”
StarHIP 1039608.592221h 03m 50s-19° 37’ 06”
StarHIP 1042766.599221h 07m 29s-19° 05’ 17”
StarHIP 1042308.135821h 07m 06s-18° 42’ 05”
StarHIP 1038968.497621h 03m 05s-19° 19’ 14”
StarHIP 1039228.884621h 03m 20s-19° 43’ 23”
StarHIP 1044296.629421h 09m 15s-20° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 1038656.816421h 02m 45s-19° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 1039767.503621h 04m 01s-18° 06’ 43”
StarHIP 1040194.835821h 04m 24s-19° 51’ 17”
StarHIP 1045408.036821h 10m 32s-18° 19’ 50”
StarHIP 1043877.979421h 08m 49s-18° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 1042046.418221h 06m 41s-20° 10’ 48”
StarHIP 1042618.117221h 07m 19s-20° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 1039978.163421h 04m 13s-18° 31’ 23”

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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