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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 1056836.703421h 24m 20s-24° 25’ 20”
StarHIP 1057728.106421h 25m 20s-24° 03’ 35”
StarHIP 1058147.506621h 25m 48s-25° 14’ 16”
StarHIP 1058156.397621h 25m 48s-23° 49’ 19”
StarHIP 1058317.121221h 26m 07s-24° 29’ 03”
StarHIP 1059487.578621h 27m 25s-23° 36’ 57”
StarHIP 1060258.817221h 28m 28s-23° 37’ 05”
StarHIP 1060347.83221h 28m 41s-25° 38’ 38”
StarHIP 1061818.365621h 30m 23s-24° 25’ 38”
StarHIP 1061857.15821h 30m 26s-25° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 1062067.034621h 30m 44s-25° 42’ 34”
StarHIP 1062897.835621h 31m 39s-25° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 1063107.228621h 31m 51s-25° 24’ 45”
StarHIP 1063636.420421h 32m 33s-24° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 1063688.194621h 32m 37s-24° 09’ 15”
StarHIP 1065917.9321h 35m 17s-25° 19’ 05”
GalaxyESO 531-213.721h 32m 26s-23° 56’ 53”

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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