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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).

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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1085427.024621h 59m 17s-23° 50’ 00”
StarHIP 1080408.626821h 53m 20s-24° 03’ 30”
StarHIP 1083067.586821h 56m 29s-25° 29’ 58”
StarHIP 1085208.053421h 59m 06s-25° 21’ 15”
StarHIP 1087857.386822h 02m 13s-23° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 1086567.68122h 00m 42s-23° 17’ 49”
StarHIP 1083798.855221h 57m 25s-22° 41’ 17”
StarHIP 1082437.729821h 55m 42s-23° 03’ 10”
StarHIP 1082238.994221h 55m 29s-25° 00’ 54”
StarHIP 1082198.26621h 55m 27s-23° 17’ 21”
StarHIP 1083258.403221h 56m 42s-24° 00’ 24”
StarHIP 1087428.313422h 01m 40s-24° 51’ 56”
StarHIP 1085407.365421h 59m 17s-22° 52’ 18”
StarHIP 1084517.952421h 58m 11s-23° 13’ 49”
StarHIP 1087057.977822h 01m 12s-25° 00’ 38”
StarHIP 1085328.197221h 59m 12s-23° 53’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 716712.922h 00m 32s-24° 37’ 33”

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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