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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 1121808.68322h 43m 14s-17° 50’ 43”
StarHIP 1122098.67122h 43m 32s-16° 08’ 15”
StarHIP 1123078.547622h 44m 53s-18° 49’ 05”
StarHIP 1124387.624622h 46m 30s-18° 17’ 11”
StarHIP 1124798.10422h 46m 59s-16° 24’ 37”
StarHIP 1125047.383222h 47m 20s-16° 08’ 46”
StarHIP 1125126.758222h 47m 25s-17° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 1125168.52822h 47m 28s-17° 34’ 42”
StarHIP 1125348.240222h 47m 36s-18° 04’ 54”
StarHIP 1126248.222222h 48m 35s-17° 15’ 21”
StarHIP 1126517.751622h 48m 53s-16° 59’ 42”
StarHIP 1127558.525422h 50m 05s-16° 18’ 49”

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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