7 Iris live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 7 Iris 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 7 Iris (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 716898.328414h 39m 51s-21° 40’ 21”
StarHIP 719168.834414h 42m 34s-21° 11’ 37”
StarHIP 720938.725214h 44m 53s-21° 50’ 32”
StarHIP 718166.942214h 41m 25s-19° 55’ 40”
StarHIP 723105.885414h 47m 13s-21° 19’ 29”
StarHIP 722176.369414h 46m 10s-21° 10’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 576113.414h 49m 08s-20° 22’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 573413.814h 45m 09s-20° 52’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 574313.814h 45m 10s-20° 54’ 48”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 7 Iris

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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