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 1166898.17323h 38m 49s-02° 57’ 35”
StarHIP 1164027.202623h 35m 14s-03° 51’ 13”
StarHIP 1170438.776623h 43m 36s-03° 18’ 46”
StarHIP 1162257.078423h 32m 55s-03° 01’ 00”
StarHIP 1165208.099223h 36m 45s-02° 57’ 40”
StarHIP 1168598.546223h 41m 13s-02° 51’ 33”
StarHIP 1168648.930223h 41m 17s-04° 25’ 23”
StarHIP 1162666.883623h 33m 28s-04° 24’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 772513.023h 39m 14s-04° 32’ 21”
GalaxyIC 533414.023h 34m 36s-04° 32’ 03”
GalaxyIC 150514.023h 41m 40s-03° 33’ 20”
GalaxyPGC 7195413.123h 37m 52s-03° 29’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 769413.623h 33m 15s-02° 42’ 11”

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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