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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 979868.405419h 54m 48s-39° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 978748.847819h 53m 20s-40° 22’ 19”
StarHIP 983347.543619h 58m 42s-41° 50’ 57”
StarHIP 977495.32919h 51m 50s-39° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 986897.50720h 02m 40s-41° 25’ 04”
StarHIP 985796.308420h 01m 26s-40° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 982087.61619h 57m 20s-39° 23’ 04”
StarHIP 983408.180219h 58m 50s-41° 08’ 58”
StarHIP 985017.88920h 00m 41s-40° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 984328.434219h 59m 59s-40° 48’ 20”
StarHIP 977438.512219h 51m 46s-40° 42’ 30”
StarHIP 983738.235619h 59m 09s-41° 49’ 57”
StarHIP 986728.674820h 02m 30s-41° 31’ 38”
StarHIP 980324.011419h 55m 15s-41° 52’ 06”
GalaxyESO 339-2014.020h 00m 35s-39° 38’ 54”
GalaxyESO 339-1213.819h 58m 30s-40° 48’ 51”

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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