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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 59559012h 12m 51s-07° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 598497.213812h 16m 22s-05° 50’ 44”
StarHIP 604076.864812h 23m 09s-07° 17’ 56”
StarHIP 601478.789212h 20m 04s-08° 07’ 33”
StarHIP 598087.407412h 15m 52s-06° 09’ 36”
StarHIP 599617.773612h 17m 53s-06° 25’ 51”
StarHIP 597878.385412h 15m 33s-05° 56’ 05”
StarHIP 598487.786812h 16m 21s-07° 31’ 54”
StarHIP 601798.921812h 20m 26s-07° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 597437.224412h 15m 06s-07° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 601058.833412h 19m 37s-05° 51’ 03”
StarHIP 595078.733412h 12m 14s-07° 00’ 03”

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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