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 290417.729406h 07m 38s+21° 52’ 23”
StarHIP 288438.29506h 05m 17s+21° 23’ 13”
StarHIP 290106.940606h 07m 17s+20° 49’ 12”
StarHIP 287287.733206h 04m 05s+21° 29’ 39”
StarHIP 292167.568206h 09m 39s+20° 29’ 15”
StarHIP 290777.279806h 08m 02s+21° 17’ 43”
StarHIP 293548.442606h 11m 15s+20° 33’ 56”
StarHIP 293676.831206h 11m 23s+20° 54’ 19”
StarHIP 291965.767206h 09m 32s+22° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 283746.87905h 59m 39s+21° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 290618.443806h 07m 48s+22° 00’ 09”
StarHIP 287164.62506h 03m 55s+20° 08’ 18”
StarHIP 287858.284406h 04m 38s+21° 23’ 43”
StarHIP 293607.407806h 11m 18s+21° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 286596.778406h 03m 06s+20° 35’ 10”

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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