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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 1030187.277220h 52m 16s-19° 38’ 36”
StarHIP 1030328.231620h 52m 27s-19° 31’ 47”
StarHIP 1031146.72420h 53m 32s-19° 06’ 49”
StarHIP 1031667.410220h 54m 05s-18° 59’ 48”
StarHIP 1032246.634220h 54m 46s-18° 47’ 34”
StarHIP 1032265.664220h 54m 47s-17° 55’ 22”
StarHIP 1033328.639620h 56m 05s-19° 01’ 58”
StarHIP 1034808.686820h 57m 55s-20° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 1035668.16220h 59m 02s-18° 54’ 57”
StarHIP 1036166.261620h 59m 36s-19° 02’ 06”
GalaxyESO 597-4112.420h 50m 15s-19° 25’ 35”

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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