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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 930575.050218h 57m 20s-20° 39’ 22”
StarHIP 930853.409818h 57m 43s-21° 06’ 23”
StarHIP 930898.169618h 57m 47s-21° 44’ 22”
StarHIP 930917.873218h 57m 48s-19° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 931186.93718h 58m 10s-20° 25’ 25”
StarHIP 932138.594818h 59m 13s-21° 13’ 50”
StarHIP 932246.433418h 59m 23s-19° 16’ 45”
StarHIP 932427.824818h 59m 36s-21° 49’ 41”
StarHIP 933367.05719h 00m 36s-19° 39’ 29”
StarHIP 934568.721419h 01m 59s-22° 05’ 35”
StarHIP 935817.805419h 03m 33s-20° 07’ 42”
StarHIP 936468.481219h 04m 10s-20° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 936598.523619h 04m 18s-20° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 936617.245619h 04m 20s-21° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 936833.66419h 04m 40s-21° 44’ 28”

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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