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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 158386.66903h 24m 00s+19° 54’ 25”
StarHIP 161368.450203h 27m 55s+18° 52’ 56”
StarHIP 165518.085603h 33m 07s+19° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 160776.52403h 27m 03s+18° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 162057.334403h 28m 48s+20° 37’ 26”
StarHIP 164058.02503h 31m 15s+20° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 167018.530203h 34m 56s+19° 48’ 36”
StarHIP 159968.664403h 26m 03s+20° 14’ 44”
StarHIP 165058.206403h 32m 27s+20° 10’ 31”
StarHIP 166627.983803h 34m 25s+20° 22’ 26”
StarHIP 161337.700603h 27m 51s+20° 55’ 30”
StarHIP 163298.21803h 30m 30s+20° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 164017.8603h 31m 13s+19° 47’ 00”
StarHIP 164418.146603h 31m 43s+18° 48’ 00”
StarHIP 163748.078403h 30m 56s+18° 47’ 58”
StarHIP 161436.6403h 28m 01s+20° 27’ 51”

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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