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101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 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 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 74063015h 08m 10s-21° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 74143015h 09m 02s-21° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 74168015h 09m 16s-23° 15’ 36”
StarHIP 74291015h 11m 04s-22° 04’ 39”
StarHIP 74477015h 13m 06s-21° 58’ 38”
StarHIP 739276.035815h 06m 27s-22° 01’ 54”
StarHIP 738207.515615h 05m 16s-23° 00’ 47”
StarHIP 738847.009215h 06m 03s-22° 24’ 14”
StarHIP 742198.037215h 10m 00s-22° 43’ 14”
StarHIP 738307.87915h 05m 20s-23° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 741197.776415h 08m 52s-23° 03’ 58”
StarHIP 740847.897615h 08m 21s-22° 05’ 51”
StarHIP 741428.96915h 09m 01s-21° 43’ 31”
StarHIP 742066.37815h 09m 51s-23° 59’ 09”
StarHIP 739007.150815h 06m 11s-23° 19’ 22”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)

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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