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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 615188.868612h 36m 15s-27° 25’ 49”
StarHIP 618847.545412h 40m 51s-27° 42’ 47”
StarHIP 611826.982412h 32m 09s-27° 33’ 58”
StarHIP 610248.020812h 30m 23s-27° 05’ 08”
StarHIP 616998.4812h 38m 49s-26° 31’ 07”
StarHIP 619086.519812h 41m 13s-27° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 614127.985412h 35m 00s-26° 42’ 45”
StarHIP 615908.485212h 37m 14s-26° 01’ 07”
StarHIP 618708.631212h 40m 43s-26° 49’ 50”
StarHIP 616215.385212h 37m 42s-27° 08’ 19”
StarHIP 610898.457812h 31m 13s-27° 50’ 37”
StarHIP 614538.873612h 35m 36s-28° 38’ 34”
StarHIP 616078.400812h 37m 31s-28° 24’ 59”
GalaxyESO 442-1313.512h 37m 13s-28° 29’ 35”

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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