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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 1127697.957822h 50m 14s-07° 27’ 35”
StarHIP 1128136.876222h 50m 46s-07° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 1129613.596222h 52m 36s-07° 34’ 46”
StarHIP 1130598.271622h 53m 46s-07° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 1131276.054622h 54m 34s-07° 12’ 16”
StarHIP 113150022h 54m 46s-06° 57’ 50”
StarHIP 1132317.950422h 55m 49s-07° 49’ 20”
StarHIP 1132798.033622h 56m 20s-06° 32’ 44”
StarHIP 1133798.460822h 57m 43s-06° 35’ 08”
StarHIP 1134888.343622h 58m 59s-08° 12’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 7008813.422h 57m 06s-08° 55’ 56”

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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