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 943208.273219h 11m 52s-20° 22’ 51”
StarHIP 943098.080819h 11m 45s-19° 11’ 21”
StarHIP 943726.282419h 12m 28s-21° 39’ 29”
StarHIP 939965.57819h 08m 16s-19° 17’ 25”
StarHIP 943948.119219h 12m 44s-19° 14’ 06”
StarHIP 940267.960819h 08m 33s-20° 59’ 29”
StarHIP 941412.86819h 09m 45s-21° 01’ 24”
StarHIP 941298.135819h 09m 39s-21° 28’ 07”
StarHIP 944297.817219h 13m 09s-20° 25’ 18”
StarHIP 941277.891219h 09m 39s-20° 02’ 27”
StarHIP 946377.639619h 15m 26s-19° 47’ 12”
StarHIP 938698.67519h 07m 00s-19° 59’ 05”
StarHIP 942747.72919h 11m 19s-20° 20’ 50”
StarHIP 941445.995219h 09m 48s-19° 48’ 12”

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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