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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 594516.907612h 11m 40s+04° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 595367.59112h 12m 29s+03° 24’ 14”
StarHIP 596278.789212h 13m 38s+03° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 596558.656212h 14m 03s+04° 59’ 44”
StarHIP 597557.850212h 15m 13s+04° 31’ 32”
StarHIP 597628.522212h 15m 17s+04° 54’ 53”
StarHIP 598298.003612h 16m 07s+03° 33’ 35”
StarHIP 599987.990412h 18m 19s+03° 06’ 04”
StarHIP 600378.476212h 18m 43s+03° 52’ 03”
StarHIP 601724.851612h 20m 21s+03° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 602498.332612h 21m 14s+03° 42’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 423413.412h 17m 08s+03° 40’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 425513.712h 18m 55s+04° 47’ 12”

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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