Online Sky Maps and Accurate Ephemeris Computation for Solar System Objects
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Welcome to TheSkyLive.com. This site provides detailed sky maps and ephemerides for a selection of interesting Solar System objects and detailed finder charts for other important transient astronomical objects like the most recent supernovae.

Besides the individual sky maps, this site includes an Online Planetarium feature which can be used to compute and visualize the positions of all the Solar System objects tracked by this site up to the year 2025.

All objects in order of decreasing brightness

Click on each line in the table to go to the object's detail page. Click on the blue icon on the right to view the full screen real time finder chart. A green arrow indicates that the object's brightness is increasing, a red arrow indicates that the brightness is decreasing.

                           
Object Magnitude Constellation
Sun -26.71 Cancer
Venus -3.84 Gemini
Jupiter -1.80 Cancer
Mercury -1.01 Gemini
Mars 0.34 Virgo
Saturn 1.27 Libra
Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) 5.69 Auriga
Uranus 5.80 Pisces
Asteroid Vesta 7.37 Virgo
Neptune 7.84 Aquarius
Asteroid Ceres 8.69 Virgo
Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) 9.17 Leo
Asteroid Pallas 9.45 Leo
Asteroid Hebe 9.60 Cetus
Asteroid Juno 9.72 Orion
Asteroid 2013 UQ4 10.92 Bootes
Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) 11.51 Fornax
Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) 11.75 Taurus
Asteroid Bamberga 11.92 Gemini
Asteroid Hygiea 11.92 Taurus
Asteroid Astraea 12.12 Cetus
Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) 12.46 Grus
Comet 290P/Jager 13.01 Sextans
Comet 210P/Christensen 13.55 Taurus
Pluto 14.11 Sagittarius
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 14.13 Libra
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 14.78 Libra
Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 14.93 Microscopium
Comet C/2011 J2 (LINEAR) 15.14 Cassiopeia
Comet C/2010 S1 (LINEAR) 15.16 Aquila
Comet 4P/Faye 15.36 Orion
Comet C/2014 L2 (NEOWISE) 15.45 Pisces
Comet 284P/McNaught 15.51 Aquarius
Comet C/2013 V1 (Boattini) 15.62 Ursa Major
Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell 15.67 Sextans
Comet 154P/Brewington 15.87 Cancer
Comet C/2013 Y2 (PANSTARRS) 15.95 Corvus
Comet 17P/Holmes 16.14 Perseus
Comet P/2008 J2 (Beshore) 16.14 Virgo
Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 16.26 Gemini
Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley 16.27 Hydra
Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) 16.29 Corona
Comet 32P/Comas Sola 16.47 Gemini
Comet 269P/Jedicke 16.79 Gemini
Asteroid Makemake 16.96 Coma
Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) 17.04 Lepus
Comet C/2006 S3 (LONEOS) 17.42 Virgo
Comet C/2014 AA52 (Catalina) 17.51 Hydra
Comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) 17.65 Libra
Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 17.81 Virgo
Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 17.88 Cancer
Comet 110P/Hartley 3 17.96 Taurus
Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR 18.23 Taurus
Comet C/2014 L3 (Hill) 18.25 Capricornus
Comet 15P/Finlay 18.51 Libra
Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 18.59 Gemini
Asteroid Eris 18.75 Cetus
Comet Encke (2P/Encke) 18.88 Aquarius
Comet C/2012 V2 (LINEAR) 19.10 Lupus
Comet C/2014 F2 (Tenagra) 19.12 Bootes
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 19.75 Sagittarius
Comet C/2014 F1 (Hill) 20.05 Bootes
Comet 294P/LINEAR 20.70 Scorpius
Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke 20.90 Leo
Comet C/2014 H1 (Christensen) 20.92 Hydra
Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 21.11 Cancer
Comet C/2014 J1 (Catalina) 21.14 Sextans
Comet C/2014 C3 (NEOWISE) 21.70 Leo
Comet 9P/Tempel 1 21.95 Gemini
Asteroid Don Quixote (1983 SA) 22.01 Leo
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 23.01 Virgo
Comet 209P/LINEAR 23.13 Virgo
Comet C/2013 R4 (Borisov) 24.80 Centaurus
Asteroid 2013 TV135 25.12 Cancer
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) 25.44 Hydra
Comet P/2013 V3 (Nevski) 25.92 Coma
Comet 6P/d'Arrest 27.37 Virgo
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks 31.25 Ophiucus
Comet 103P/Hartley 2 31.30 Libra
Comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) - Draco
Dawn Spacecraft - Virgo
Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) - Lynx
Juno Spacecraft - Cancer
Maven Spacecraft - Virgo
New Horizons Spacecraft - Sagittarius
Pioneer 11 Spacecraft - Scutum
Rosetta Spacecraft - Sagittarius
Voyager 1 Spacecraft - Ophiucus
Voyager 2 Spacecraft - Pavo