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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 109801022h 14m 24s-08° 44’ 36”
StarHIP 1096438.775622h 12m 38s-10° 25’ 33”
StarHIP 1100778.736422h 17m 50s-09° 44’ 30”
StarHIP 1099958.648622h 16m 42s-10° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 1093808.626222h 09m 30s-08° 48’ 01”
StarHIP 1102238.487822h 19m 36s-09° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 1100095.671622h 16m 52s-09° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 1095748.618822h 11m 50s-09° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 1094467.96322h 10m 21s-09° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 1098998.634622h 15m 34s-08° 23’ 52”

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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