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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 459177.634809h 21m 47s+18° 44’ 47”
StarHIP 458868.620409h 21m 22s+19° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 461377.130609h 24m 31s+18° 08’ 29”
StarHIP 463047.492209h 26m 34s+19° 03’ 35”
StarHIP 461048.691209h 24m 06s+19° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 461496.964209h 24m 41s+17° 42’ 38”
StarHIP 463498.159209h 26m 59s+18° 02’ 14”
StarHIP 459927.530209h 22m 48s+18° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 465708.839409h 29m 50s+19° 05’ 57”
StarHIP 458267.157409h 20m 37s+19° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 465018.144609h 29m 00s+19° 17’ 18”
StarHIP 461556.447409h 24m 45s+19° 47’ 12”
StarHIP 456487.846209h 18m 16s+18° 46’ 51”
StarHIP 462728.79509h 26m 02s+18° 54’ 02”
StarHIP 456996.584609h 18m 58s+17° 42’ 20”
StarHIP 461008.824609h 24m 05s+18° 11’ 06”

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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