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2016 WF9 live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 2016 WF9 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 2016 WF9 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 793398.813616h 11m 31s-11° 15’ 47”
StarHIP 793718.873816h 11m 56s-10° 37’ 20”
StarHIP 794168.367216h 12m 28s-10° 28’ 56”
StarHIP 795405.10316h 13m 50s-11° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 795887.266416h 14m 16s-10° 24’ 52”
StarHIP 796637.607616h 15m 24s-11° 02’ 48”
StarHIP 797498.071416h 16m 36s-10° 11’ 22”
StarHIP 799158.95416h 18m 43s-11° 17’ 22”
GalaxyPGC 5772313.116h 17m 15s-11° 43’ 54”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 2016 WF9

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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