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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 107042021h 40m 43s-31° 15’ 17”
StarHIP 1076085.007421h 47m 44s-30° 53’ 53”
StarHIP 1070588.0421h 40m 59s-31° 55’ 22”
StarHIP 1068248.51221h 38m 08s-31° 44’ 14”
StarHIP 1072617.386821h 43m 31s-31° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 1073708.64521h 44m 50s-32° 41’ 39”
StarHIP 1075046.62221h 46m 24s-32° 42’ 52”
StarHIP 1068808.224621h 38m 54s-31° 54’ 33”
StarHIP 1074708.614821h 46m 03s-32° 19’ 26”
StarHIP 1070478.827421h 40m 48s-31° 02’ 12”
StarHIP 1069297.379621h 39m 19s-30° 18’ 15”
StarHIP 1071496.947221h 42m 12s-32° 30’ 23”
StarHIP 1071036.760421h 41m 39s-32° 31’ 51”
StarHIP 1076308.170621h 48m 03s-32° 20’ 33”
GalaxyIC 513913.321h 50m 25s-30° 59’ 39”

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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