3200 Phaethon live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 3200 Phaethon 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 Asteroid 3200 Phaethon (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 122558.665402h 37m 48s+28° 20’ 06”
StarHIP 126968.051202h 43m 04s+27° 00’ 14”
StarHIP 124895.293802h 40m 41s+27° 03’ 39”
StarHIP 125268.602802h 41m 11s+27° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 127194.655202h 43m 27s+27° 42’ 25”
StarHIP 125718.238402h 41m 40s+26° 56’ 29”
StarHIP 117417.317202h 31m 32s+27° 34’ 09”
StarHIP 124917.565602h 40m 42s+26° 37’ 20”
StarHIP 122708.561602h 37m 59s+26° 12’ 22”
StarHIP 127218.718402h 43m 29s+26° 55’ 36”
StarHIP 121248.461402h 36m 09s+27° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 122148.517602h 37m 16s+27° 06’ 41”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

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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