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1979 XB live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 1979 XB 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 Asteroid 1979 XB (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 115850023h 28m 15s-25° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 1154658.950423h 23m 23s-26° 23’ 32”
StarHIP 1158158.182823h 27m 45s-26° 40’ 42”
StarHIP 1158288.221223h 27m 56s-26° 27’ 15”
StarHIP 1163038.715823h 33m 52s-25° 46’ 24”
StarHIP 1158586.897623h 28m 25s-25° 25’ 13”
StarHIP 1161416.479423h 31m 55s-25° 44’ 39”
StarHIP 1157958.426823h 27m 31s-24° 28’ 22”
StarHIP 1157967.42623h 27m 33s-27° 16’ 41”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 1979 XB

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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