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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 909957.971218h 33m 45s-25° 26’ 55”
StarHIP 912228.676418h 36m 29s-27° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 905758.02618h 28m 57s-26° 35’ 37”
StarHIP 905106.269418h 28m 06s-26° 45’ 25”
StarHIP 906558.767618h 29m 51s-26° 01’ 30”
StarHIP 911888.99718h 36m 09s-26° 34’ 10”
StarHIP 908697.896618h 32m 12s-26° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 904786.329618h 27m 43s-26° 38’ 05”
StarHIP 909448.682618h 33m 04s-26° 11’ 19”
StarHIP 903968.819418h 26m 39s-25° 54’ 59”
StarHIP 912537.76418h 36m 48s-26° 17’ 21”
StarHIP 904962.726818h 27m 58s-25° 25’ 16”
StarHIP 906106.6518h 29m 21s-25° 15’ 23”
StarHIP 905766.66218h 28m 57s-26° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 908228.585418h 31m 40s-25° 41’ 25”
StarHIP 910758.790418h 34m 37s-27° 33’ 58”
StarHIP 912877.32718h 37m 12s-25° 40’ 14”

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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