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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 274277.254605h 48m 28s+04° 42’ 14”
StarHIP 269228.97505h 42m 51s+05° 36’ 11”
StarHIP 271518.304805h 45m 21s+04° 50’ 56”
StarHIP 270948.547805h 44m 43s+03° 11’ 38”
StarHIP 267678.772605h 41m 09s+04° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 274807.822605h 49m 07s+04° 12’ 44”
StarHIP 276678.64905h 51m 27s+03° 46’ 27”
StarHIP 269288.15105h 42m 56s+05° 14’ 08”
StarHIP 274828.913805h 49m 09s+03° 39’ 04”
StarHIP 272118.496605h 46m 02s+05° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 273528.881605h 47m 34s+03° 38’ 24”
StarHIP 275605.814805h 50m 13s+04° 25’ 24”
StarHIP 270937.608205h 44m 43s+03° 49’ 53”
StarHIP 273898.807805h 48m 01s+04° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 271186.07705h 45m 01s+04° 00’ 29”
StarHIP 273457.64905h 47m 29s+04° 06’ 00”
StarHIP 273607.724205h 47m 39s+04° 51’ 09”
StarHIP 275737.416405h 50m 23s+04° 57’ 24”
StarHIP 270047.855205h 43m 42s+04° 00’ 15”
StarHIP 267956.702405h 41m 26s+03° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 270767.15405h 44m 30s+04° 20’ 21”
StarHIP 268357.643205h 41m 53s+04° 59’ 17”
StarHIP 269716.73905h 43m 23s+05° 21’ 31”

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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