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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 26007005h 33m 02s+29° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 257306.1605h 29m 40s+29° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 259978.6805h 32m 55s+28° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 255007.08305h 27m 10s+29° 55’ 15”
StarHIP 257647.150205h 30m 06s+29° 32’ 55”
StarHIP 254281.680805h 26m 17s+28° 36’ 28”
StarHIP 254228.12105h 26m 14s+29° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 251926.450805h 23m 22s+28° 56’ 12”
StarHIP 261628.146805h 34m 39s+28° 03’ 03”
StarHIP 254847.893605h 27m 01s+27° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 258717.367605h 31m 22s+27° 46’ 08”
StarHIP 259487.910805h 32m 14s+29° 11’ 43”

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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