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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 7981001h 42m 29s+20° 16’ 12”
StarHIP 8382001h 48m 03s+21° 12’ 26”
StarHIP 83087.99101h 47m 09s+21° 11’ 01”
StarHIP 83718.557601h 47m 48s+19° 27’ 39”
StarHIP 80458.784601h 43m 18s+21° 30’ 01”
StarHIP 79077.929801h 41m 39s+19° 49’ 25”
StarHIP 81596.217801h 44m 55s+20° 05’ 00”
StarHIP 83848.673401h 48m 05s+21° 39’ 31”
StarHIP 86088.86801h 51m 01s+21° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 81568.384401h 44m 53s+19° 51’ 24”
StarHIP 86196.67701h 51m 09s+20° 30’ 51”
GalaxyIC 16313.701h 49m 15s+20° 42’ 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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