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):

StarHIP 965528.931419h 37m 44s-20° 48’ 56”
StarHIP 960647.944619h 31m 56s-18° 39’ 21”
StarHIP 963706.705619h 35m 35s-20° 46’ 54”
StarHIP 964228.657619h 36m 12s-18° 54’ 13”
StarHIP 963938.807419h 35m 51s-20° 55’ 18”
StarHIP 960447.016219h 31m 42s-19° 23’ 11”
StarHIP 959656.104819h 30m 54s-21° 18’ 43”
StarHIP 960868.071219h 32m 06s-20° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 964248.71719h 36m 13s-20° 03’ 54”
StarHIP 964406.10619h 36m 26s-18° 51’ 10”
StarHIP 962388.032219h 34m 09s-19° 34’ 14”
StarHIP 956688.58719h 27m 34s-20° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 960217.133219h 31m 24s-21° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 957117.709819h 28m 03s-19° 20’ 34”
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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