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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 910407.541218h 34m 18s-42° 35’ 26”
StarHIP 901097.944418h 23m 19s-42° 46’ 46”
StarHIP 905798.791818h 28m 59s-43° 07’ 29”
StarHIP 903238.54818h 25m 45s-44° 06’ 18”
StarHIP 908425.555618h 31m 56s-43° 30’ 26”
StarHIP 911068.246618h 35m 02s-44° 30’ 13”
StarHIP 900397.957418h 22m 21s-42° 56’ 03”
StarHIP 907827.667818h 31m 16s-43° 50’ 43”
StarHIP 908528.03918h 32m 01s-44° 35’ 38”
StarHIP 906747.068218h 30m 04s-43° 50’ 00”
StarHIP 899366.624218h 21m 01s-43° 46’ 29”
StarHIP 904168.466618h 26m 55s-42° 40’ 46”
StarHIP 902005.244218h 24m 18s-44° 06’ 36”
StarHIP 905976.272818h 29m 12s-43° 50’ 45”
GalaxyESO 280-1313.918h 23m 18s-43° 08’ 38”

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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