1566 Icarus live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 87962017h 58m 06s-43° 24’ 22”
StarHIP 879968.649417h 58m 27s-44° 58’ 38”
StarHIP 883108.561218h 02m 06s-44° 26’ 26”
StarHIP 883987.29518h 03m 02s-43° 27’ 46”
StarHIP 883348.798818h 02m 24s-45° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 887778.484418h 07m 22s-44° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 885538.414218h 04m 53s-44° 39’ 43”
StarHIP 879478.225617h 57m 57s-44° 47’ 31”
StarHIP 888858.036818h 08m 45s-45° 30’ 12”
StarHIP 884757.81918h 03m 55s-45° 10’ 43”
StarHIP 879577.74717h 58m 05s-45° 27’ 22”
StarHIP 889128.577418h 08m 58s-45° 07’ 07”
StarHIP 885447.500818h 04m 49s-45° 35’ 01”
StarHIP 885498.676618h 04m 49s-43° 50’ 24”
StarHIP 889906.923218h 09m 48s-44° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 877677.729417h 55m 44s-44° 55’ 48”
StarHIP 887117.862418h 06m 36s-43° 37’ 38”
StarHIP 878464.734417h 56m 47s-44° 20’ 31”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 1566 Icarus

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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