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 1105968.4522h 24m 20s+05° 03’ 38”
StarHIP 1103708.475622h 21m 18s+05° 43’ 42”
StarHIP 1107855.719222h 26m 37s+04° 23’ 37”
StarHIP 1100587.202822h 17m 29s+05° 08’ 39”
StarHIP 1102985.377222h 20m 27s+05° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 1105137.61422h 23m 15s+05° 38’ 48”
StarHIP 1099107.345222h 15m 38s+04° 16’ 17”
StarHIP 1106058.636422h 24m 27s+03° 49’ 06”
StarHIP 1106868.629222h 25m 29s+04° 44’ 52”

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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