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2017 XO2 live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 2017 XO2 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 2017 XO2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 43406008h 50m 29s+07° 37’ 50”
StarHIP 441337.507208h 59m 19s+08° 58’ 56”
StarHIP 440106.084808h 57m 42s+09° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 440718.834608h 58m 36s+09° 27’ 25”
StarHIP 433698.01308h 50m 01s+08° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 436378.366408h 53m 16s+07° 46’ 38”
StarHIP 440797.907208h 58m 45s+08° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 435576.53408h 52m 16s+08° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 436927.092808h 53m 57s+08° 25’ 17”
StarHIP 436188.549608h 53m 01s+09° 11’ 08”
StarHIP 435828.360608h 52m 34s+09° 04’ 02”
StarHIP 433177.678808h 49m 29s+08° 51’ 52”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 2017 XO2

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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