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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1142188.429623h 07m 50s-05° 41’ 51”
StarHIP 1142578.26823h 08m 22s-07° 16’ 01”
StarHIP 1143108.52223h 09m 01s-05° 20’ 30”
StarHIP 1143237.834223h 09m 11s-07° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 1143708.547623h 09m 48s-07° 05’ 24”
StarHIP 1144247.269423h 10m 24s-07° 48’ 41”
StarHIP 1144456.971623h 10m 39s-05° 57’ 36”
StarHIP 1144938.743223h 11m 17s-05° 05’ 55”
StarHIP 1147244.075223h 14m 19s-06° 02’ 54”
StarHIP 1147957.385623h 15m 12s-06° 07’ 18”
StarHIP 1148608.693623h 15m 56s-06° 53’ 14”

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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