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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 20.339436
Declination: -28.073006 (J2000)
Magnitude: 21.08
Constellation: Sagittarius
Solar Elongation: 8.6°

Distance of 1566 Icarus from the Sun: 293352129 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 1566 Icarus from the Earth: 438119970 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 16 Jun 2016 05:28 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of 1566 Icarus with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Asteroid 1566 Icarus:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 998448.459620h 15m 25s-28° 28’ 49”
StarHIP 999328.651220h 16m 34s-27° 36’ 12”
StarHIP 1000248.711620h 17m 36s-29° 23’ 38”
StarHIP 1001368.260820h 18m 47s-27° 04’ 32”
StarHIP 1002677.594420h 20m 14s-29° 07’ 51”
StarHIP 1002867.618620h 20m 26s-29° 11’ 27”
StarHIP 1002886.621220h 20m 27s-29° 11’ 49”
StarHIP 1003248.372620h 20m 46s-27° 20’ 13”
StarHIP 1005178.726220h 22m 56s-29° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 1005588.882220h 23m 27s-28° 26’ 45”
StarHIP 1005667.347820h 23m 33s-26° 44’ 05”
StarHIP 1006746.816420h 24m 42s-29° 04’ 39”
StarHIP 1007385.747820h 25m 26s-28° 39’ 47”
GalaxyESO 462-1512.920h 23m 13s-27° 42’ 48”
GalaxyESO 462-1613.620h 23m 39s-28° 16’ 35”

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