New Horizons live position and data

This page shows New Horizons 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 New Horizons (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 948204.789419h 17m 38s-18° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 943208.273219h 11m 52s-20° 22’ 51”
StarHIP 949488.228219h 19m 16s-20° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 952338.51619h 22m 32s-20° 18’ 58”
StarHIP 947387.773819h 16m 41s-19° 18’ 27”
StarHIP 950147.358619h 19m 59s-19° 21’ 58”
StarHIP 952446.635819h 22m 40s-20° 38’ 33”
StarHIP 943948.119219h 12m 44s-19° 14’ 06”
StarHIP 944297.817219h 13m 09s-20° 25’ 18”
StarHIP 947658.043219h 16m 57s-21° 29’ 46”
StarHIP 946377.639619h 15m 26s-19° 47’ 12”
StarHIP 942747.72919h 11m 19s-20° 20’ 50”
StarHIP 947848.308619h 17m 10s-21° 45’ 24”
StarHIP 947838.911219h 17m 09s-18° 59’ 09”
StarHIP 948596.983619h 18m 10s-18° 51’ 49”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about New Horizons

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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