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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 1108757.913422h 27m 49s-17° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 1110638.116622h 29m 58s-16° 28’ 06”
StarHIP 1111007.14622h 30m 26s-16° 20’ 48”
StarHIP 1111228.795422h 30m 38s-17° 45’ 36”
StarHIP 1113127.473622h 33m 01s-17° 30’ 04”
StarHIP 1113338.128822h 33m 22s-17° 46’ 21”
StarHIP 1114068.585622h 34m 10s-18° 41’ 11”
StarHIP 1114778.85122h 35m 09s-18° 24’ 58”
StarHIP 1115068.841222h 35m 27s-17° 15’ 26”
StarHIP 1115227.42422h 35m 40s-17° 37’ 12”
StarHIP 1115396.242222h 35m 48s-17° 27’ 37”
StarHIP 1115636.828822h 36m 06s-16° 23’ 16”
StarHIP 1116037.782422h 36m 36s-18° 16’ 16”
StarHIP 1116918.363422h 37m 31s-16° 22’ 14”
StarHIP 1118328.784822h 39m 07s-17° 47’ 54”

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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