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99942 Apophis live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 99942 Apophis 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 99942 Apophis (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 26696005h 40m 24s+21° 17’ 42”
StarHIP 274216.020805h 48m 22s+20° 52’ 10”
StarHIP 274867.283605h 49m 12s+21° 08’ 09”
StarHIP 267707.946605h 41m 11s+20° 03’ 45”
StarHIP 270988.986605h 44m 45s+21° 56’ 37”
StarHIP 266848.544405h 40m 14s+21° 17’ 09”
StarHIP 272057.77805h 46m 00s+21° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 266777.623805h 40m 09s+19° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 272667.58805h 46m 45s+20° 10’ 24”
StarHIP 272148.03605h 46m 03s+21° 17’ 07”
StarHIP 271816.451805h 45m 39s+20° 41’ 42”
StarHIP 266166.415605h 39m 27s+21° 45’ 46”
StarHIP 269678.343805h 43m 22s+21° 24’ 57”
StarHIP 264513.000605h 37m 38s+21° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 272876.894805h 46m 56s+20° 16’ 54”
StarHIP 263817.559605h 37m 02s+20° 43’ 54”
StarHIP 270238.64305h 43m 53s+21° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 268807.936605h 42m 24s+20° 36’ 45”
StarHIP 268268.146805h 41m 44s+19° 21’ 25”
StarHIP 269128.454605h 42m 48s+21° 23’ 20”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 99942 Apophis

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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