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2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) live position and data

This page shows KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 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 KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 952338.51619h 22m 32s-20° 18’ 58”
StarHIP 958558.07419h 29m 43s-21° 20’ 19”
StarHIP 952446.635819h 22m 40s-20° 38’ 33”
StarHIP 960447.016219h 31m 42s-19° 23’ 11”
StarHIP 955548.015419h 26m 07s-21° 32’ 39”
StarHIP 954077.799419h 24m 29s-18° 55’ 40”
StarHIP 960868.071219h 32m 06s-20° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 956688.58719h 27m 34s-20° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 955776.870619h 26m 27s-21° 14’ 45”
StarHIP 960217.133219h 31m 24s-21° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 957117.709819h 28m 03s-19° 20’ 34”
StarHIP 951596.249819h 21m 37s-19° 14’ 03”
StarHIP 959128.43319h 30m 19s-20° 50’ 03”
GalaxyESO 594-213.619h 29m 22s-20° 45’ 44”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)

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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