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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: 22.879038
Declination: 4.267987 (J2000)
Magnitude: 16.09
Constellation: Pisces
Solar Elongation: 87.0°

Distance of Encke's Comet from the Sun: 249755425 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Encke's Comet from the Earth: 209594807 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 1124858.858222h 47m 03s+04° 09’ 44”
StarHIP 1125778.02322h 48m 05s+04° 00’ 40”
StarHIP 1126587.1922h 48m 56s+04° 17’ 34”
StarHIP 1128027.007822h 50m 38s+04° 04’ 06”
StarHIP 1128738.554822h 51m 27s+05° 00’ 25”
StarHIP 1128798.398822h 51m 33s+05° 46’ 58”
StarHIP 1128917.051622h 51m 41s+04° 47’ 09”
StarHIP 1129506.629422h 52m 32s+03° 33’ 08”
StarHIP 1129938.215222h 53m 00s+04° 02’ 08”
StarHIP 1130418.374222h 53m 35s+04° 14’ 03”
StarHIP 1130908.79522h 54m 10s+05° 35’ 02”
StarHIP 1133606.16722h 57m 32s+03° 48’ 36”

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