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):

StarHIP 33851007h 01m 36s+06° 24’ 34”
StarHIP 332067.215806h 54m 40s+06° 43’ 26”
StarHIP 335507.151806h 58m 21s+06° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 334358.875406h 57m 09s+05° 06’ 08”
StarHIP 338756.585407h 01m 55s+05° 33’ 25”
StarHIP 332677.874206h 55m 13s+05° 26’ 02”
StarHIP 336068.985806h 58m 58s+06° 55’ 47”
StarHIP 332538.02406h 55m 07s+04° 37’ 25”
StarHIP 338546.629207h 01m 41s+04° 49’ 05”
StarHIP 332757.55106h 55m 17s+05° 54’ 37”
StarHIP 331747.917206h 54m 18s+05° 06’ 36”
StarHIP 335097.698806h 57m 55s+06° 32’ 56”
StarHIP 340787.145807h 04m 02s+05° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 340568.387407h 03m 52s+05° 51’ 39”
StarHIP 336088.607606h 58m 59s+05° 32’ 06”
StarHIP 336267.804606h 59m 09s+05° 17’ 06”

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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