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 1065238.201221h 34m 32s-52° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 1054038.18521h 20m 58s-51° 50’ 23”
StarHIP 1054048.821821h 20m 59s-52° 28’ 39”
StarHIP 1058288.527821h 26m 04s-53° 08’ 29”
StarHIP 1055777.682221h 23m 02s-51° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 1064967.893221h 34m 16s-51° 59’ 03”
StarHIP 1054396.702221h 21m 23s-51° 45’ 08”
StarHIP 1065666.648221h 34m 53s-51° 49’ 37”
StarHIP 1058328.697621h 26m 07s-51° 05’ 56”
StarHIP 1064196.271421h 33m 17s-52° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 1062348.329221h 31m 03s-50° 50’ 48”
StarHIP 1061768.514821h 30m 21s-52° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 1059358.207421h 27m 17s-51° 07’ 56”
StarHIP 1061648.191821h 30m 15s-53° 08’ 56”
StarHIP 1057288.72621h 24m 50s-52° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 1060787.276821h 29m 14s-50° 19’ 00”
StarHIP 1060046.657221h 28m 10s-52° 18’ 08”
StarHIP 1058348.39621h 26m 07s-51° 44’ 54”
StarHIP 1055017.16421h 22m 04s-51° 52’ 31”
StarHIP 1060298.73521h 28m 32s-50° 44’ 41”
StarHIP 1061507.707621h 30m 04s-52° 08’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 706412.921h 29m 02s-52° 45’ 57”

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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