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James Webb Space Telescope live position and data

This page shows James Webb Space Telescope 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 James Webb Space Telescope (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 364977.888407h 30m 32s+13° 50’ 40”
StarHIP 367717.872207h 33m 47s+13° 24’ 29”
StarHIP 367098.890407h 33m 02s+13° 11’ 07”
StarHIP 370457.703407h 36m 45s+12° 51’ 55”
StarHIP 371366.785407h 37m 50s+14° 02’ 31”
StarHIP 372828.30107h 39m 20s+14° 27’ 47”
StarHIP 370668.714807h 37m 01s+14° 53’ 20”
StarHIP 366316.42307h 31m 59s+12° 39’ 41”
StarHIP 368227.999607h 34m 19s+14° 45’ 11”
StarHIP 365518.80707h 31m 07s+14° 36’ 53”
StarHIP 364857.072807h 30m 26s+13° 51’ 54”
StarHIP 368267.572607h 34m 25s+14° 06’ 04”
StarHIP 371478.906607h 38m 00s+12° 48’ 05”
StarHIP 368437.465407h 34m 32s+12° 18’ 17”
StarHIP 371356.752607h 37m 50s+14° 20’ 26”
GalaxyUGC 393614.007h 37m 03s+13° 35’ 59”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about James Webb Space Telescope

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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