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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 23.293897
Declination: 5.039648 (J2000)
Magnitude: 12.04
Constellation: Pisces
Solar Elongation: 55.6°

Distance of Encke's Comet from the Sun: 172512516 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Encke's Comet from the Earth: 205619406 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 10 Mar 2017 02:11 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Encke's Comet with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet Encke (2P/Encke):

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 1146278.8223h 13m 15s+05° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 1146907.04723h 14m 00s+04° 59’ 49”
StarHIP 1147838.463623h 15m 05s+05° 29’ 51”
StarHIP 1148127.644223h 15m 25s+06° 10’ 45”
StarHIP 1149838.937423h 17m 18s+04° 27’ 06”
StarHIP 1151127.931823h 18m 54s+05° 24’ 20”
StarHIP 1151498.31723h 19m 28s+05° 53’ 05”
StarHIP 1152108.822623h 20m 06s+05° 38’ 50”
StarHIP 1152274.954423h 20m 20s+05° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 1153648.616823h 22m 03s+05° 30’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 753713.823h 14m 34s+04° 29’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 754112.423h 14m 43s+04° 32’ 03”

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