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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 471517.737409h 36m 29s+10° 50’ 46”
StarHIP 471437.992609h 36m 21s+11° 25’ 57”
StarHIP 474686.914609h 40m 35s+13° 03’ 14”
StarHIP 469118.753609h 33m 41s+12° 05’ 14”
StarHIP 475158.709609h 41m 11s+11° 33’ 27”
StarHIP 477046.960209h 43m 35s+10° 31’ 09”
StarHIP 477488.929409h 44m 02s+10° 44’ 37”
StarHIP 472916.64109h 38m 16s+12° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 471428.830809h 36m 21s+10° 34’ 01”
StarHIP 476658.399809h 43m 09s+10° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 476838.847809h 43m 22s+12° 35’ 57”
StarHIP 475517.799409h 41m 38s+12° 53’ 55”
StarHIP 473428.912809h 38m 49s+12° 03’ 05”
StarHIP 471278.602209h 36m 11s+12° 41’ 19”
StarHIP 473848.82609h 39m 14s+10° 53’ 10”
StarHIP 473366.66409h 38m 45s+10° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 472348.856809h 37m 39s+10° 45’ 22”
StarHIP 477207.621809h 43m 43s+12° 09’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 295813.909h 40m 41s+11° 53’ 17”

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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