Neptune live position and data

This page shows Neptune 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 Neptune (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1157208.169223h 26m 39s-05° 13’ 55”
StarHIP 1161066.445623h 31m 31s-04° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 1162948.963223h 33m 46s-05° 07’ 56”
StarHIP 1160928.826823h 31m 24s-04° 15’ 05”
StarHIP 1158528.08123h 28m 16s-05° 49’ 04”
StarHIP 1159536.152423h 29m 31s-04° 31’ 55”
StarHIP 1158926.82623h 28m 46s-05° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 1160577.94523h 30m 57s-05° 03’ 38”
StarHIP 1162666.883623h 33m 28s-04° 24’ 04”
StarHIP 1155998.720423h 24m 59s-05° 12’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 769214.023h 32m 46s-05° 35’ 48”
GalaxyIC 149813.823h 31m 53s-05° 00’ 24”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Neptune

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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