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Comet 2P/Encke at magnitude 8.8 passes <1° north of Omega Pisces (HD 224617) at ~21:50 UT, 15th February 2017.

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Comet 2P/Encke is at Opposition (1.420 AU) on the 2nd October 2016



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Comet 2P/Encke is at Opposition (3.067 AU) in the constellation Aquarius on the 6th September 2015

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 09 01    23 00 06.3 -03 51 10   3.0749  4.0784   172.9     1.7
2015 09 02    22 59 08.4 -03 56 17   3.0727  4.0777   174.1     1.5
2015 09 03    22 58 10.2 -04 01 26   3.0709  4.0770   175.1     1.2
2015 09 04    22 57 12.0 -04 06 37   3.0694  4.0763   176.2     0.9
2015 09 05    22 56 13.6 -04 11 48   3.0682  4.0755   177.0     0.7
2015 09 06    22 55 15.1 -04 17 01   3.0673  4.0748   177.5     0.6
2015 09 07    22 54 16.6 -04 22 14   3.0668  4.0740   177.5     0.6
2015 09 08    22 53 18.1 -04 27 28   3.0667  4.0732   176.9     0.8
2015 09 09    22 52 19.6 -04 32 42   3.0668  4.0724   176.0     1.0
2015 09 10    22 51 21.2 -04 37 55   3.0673  4.0716   175.0     1.2
2015 09 11    22 50 22.9 -04 43 09   3.0682  4.0708   173.9     1.5
2015 09 12    22 49 24.8 -04 48 22   3.0693  4.0699   172.7     1.8
2015 09 13    22 48 26.9 -04 53 35   3.0708  4.0691   171.6     2.1
2015 09 14    22 47 29.2 -04 58 47   3.0727  4.0682   170.4     2.4
2015 09 15    22 46 31.9 -05 03 57   3.0749  4.0673   169.2     2.7
2015 09 16    22 45 34.8 -05 09 07   3.0774  4.0664   168.0     2.9
2015 09 17    22 44 38.0 -05 14 14   3.0802  4.0654   166.8     3.2
2015 09 18    22 43 41.7 -05 19 20   3.0833  4.0645   165.6     3.5
2015 09 19    22 42 45.8 -05 24 24   3.0868  4.0635   164.4     3.8
2015 09 20    22 41 50.3 -05 29 25   3.0906  4.0626   163.2     4.1


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Comet 2P/Encke is at Opposition (2.183 AU) on the 16th August 2014 

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 08 15    21 48 12.1 -16 59 24   2.1768  3.1881   176.1     1.2  20.7
2014 08 16    21 46 50.1 -17 04 44   2.1825  3.1939   176.5     1.1  20.8
2014 08 17    21 45 28.4 -17 09 59   2.1886  3.1997   176.4     1.1  20.8
2014 08 18    21 44 07.0 -17 15 09   2.1949  3.2055   175.9     1.3  20.8
2014 08 19    21 42 46.1 -17 20 14   2.2016  3.2112   175.1     1.6  20.8
2014 08 20    21 41 25.7 -17 25 12   2.2087  3.2169   174.1     1.9  20.8
2014 08 21    21 40 05.8 -17 30 04   2.2161  3.2226   173.0     2.2  20.9
2014 08 22    21 38 46.6 -17 34 50   2.2238  3.2283   171.8     2.5  20.9
2014 08 23    21 37 28.0 -17 39 30   2.2318  3.2340   170.7     2.9  20.9 
2014 08 24    21 36 10.2 -17 44 02   2.2402  3.2396   169.5     3.3  20.9
2014 08 25    21 34 53.1 -17 48 28   2.2489  3.2452   168.3     3.6  20.9
2014 08 26    21 33 36.9 -17 52 48   2.2579  3.2508   167.0     4.0  20.9
2014 08 27    21 32 21.6 -17 57 00   2.2673  3.2563   165.8     4.4  21.0
2014 08 28    21 31 07.2 -18 01 05   2.2769  3.2619   164.6     4.7  21.0
2014 08 29    21 29 53.8 -18 05 02   2.2869  3.2674   163.3     5.1  21.0
2014 08 30    21 28 41.5 -18 08 53   2.2972  3.2729   162.1     5.4  21.0
2014 08 31    21 27 30.3 -18 12 36   2.3078  3.2784   160.9     5.8  21.1


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Comet 2P/Encke makes its closest approach to the Earth (2.130 AU) on the 29th July 2014 

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 07 28    22 12 29.9 -15 13 56   2.1301  3.0793   154.8     8.1  20.5
2014 07 29    22 11 13.0 -15 19 59   2.1300  3.0856   156.0     7.7  20.5
2014 07 30    22 09 55.3 -15 26 02   2.1302  3.0918   157.3     7.3  20.5
2014 07 31    22 08 36.9 -15 32 06   2.1307  3.0980   158.6     6.9  20.5
2014 08 01    22 07 17.7 -15 38 09   2.1315  3.1042   159.9     6.5  20.5
2014 08 02    22 05 58.0 -15 44 12   2.1326  3.1103   161.1     6.1  20.5
2014 08 03    22 04 37.6 -15 50 14   2.1341  3.1164   162.4     5.7  20.6
2014 08 04    22 03 16.8 -15 56 15   2.1358  3.1225   163.7     5.2  20.6
2014 08 05    22 01 55.5 -16 02 14   2.1379  3.1286   164.9     4.8  20.6
2014 08 06    22 00 33.8 -16 08 11   2.1403  3.1347   166.2     4.4  20.6
2014 08 07    21 59 11.8 -16 14 06   2.1431  3.1407   167.4     4.0  20.6
2014 08 08    21 57 49.6 -16 19 58   2.1461  3.1467   168.7     3.6  20.6
2014 08 09    21 56 27.2 -16 25 47   2.1495  3.1527   169.9     3.2  20.6
2014 08 10    21 55 04.6 -16 31 33   2.1532  3.1586   171.1     2.8  20.7
2014 08 11    21 53 42.0 -16 37 15   2.1573  3.1646   172.3     2.5  20.7
2014 08 12    21 52 19.4 -16 42 54   2.1617  3.1705   173.4     2.1  20.7
2014 08 13    21 50 56.8 -16 48 28   2.1664  3.1764   174.5     1.8  20.7
2014 08 14    21 49 34.4 -16 53 58   2.1714  3.1822   175.4     1.5  20.7
2014 08 15    21 48 12.1 -16 59 24   2.1768  3.1881   176.1     1.2  20.7


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Comet 2P/Encke is at perihelion (0.336 AU) on the 21st November 2013



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Comet 2P Encke will make a close pass (0.48 AU) of the Earth on the 17th October 2013. The Taurid meteor showers are associated with the comet.



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The magnitude 8.3 comet 2P/Encke will pass about 0.78° from the 1st-magnitude planet Mercuy, at 23:00 UT, 18th August 2010.

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Comet 2P/Encke is at Perihelion (0.336 AU) on the 6th August 2010.

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Comet 2P Encke was first discovered on the 17th January, 1786, by Pierre Méchain (Paris, France).
The comet has one of the shortest periods (3.3 years) of any known comet.
The comet will make a close pass (0.48 AU) of the Earth on the 17th October 2013. The Taurid meteor showers are associated with the comet.

-- Edited by Blobrana on Sunday 17th of January 2010 04:32:49 PM

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