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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 2386.209200h 02m 57s-20° 02’ 45”
StarHIP 117697023h 52m 10s-19° 39’ 16”
StarHIP 1177346.82223h 52m 39s-18° 33’ 42”
StarHIP 1178137.230823h 53m 38s-20° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 1178247.2723h 53m 45s-18° 21’ 53”
StarHIP 1179058.789623h 54m 54s-19° 07’ 49”
StarHIP 1179108.3223h 54m 58s-20° 02’ 44”
StarHIP 1180816.34323h 57m 10s-20° 50’ 00”
StarHIP 1181818.800823h 58m 22s-20° 19’ 07”
StarHIP 1182267.90823h 58m 51s-19° 39’ 07”
StarHIP 1182588.139423h 59m 11s-18° 32’ 22”
StarHIP 1182787.424223h 59m 28s-20° 02’ 02”
StarHIP 1183158.347623h 59m 50s-18° 30’ 26”

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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