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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 23198004h 59m 31s+48° 46’ 47”
StarHIP 234777.748205h 02m 46s+46° 39’ 37”
StarHIP 229488.762804h 56m 14s+47° 26’ 26”
StarHIP 235697.012805h 04m 03s+47° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 229658.6104h 56m 30s+46° 27’ 03”
StarHIP 230247.8904h 57m 04s+47° 52’ 43”
StarHIP 225608.479804h 51m 17s+46° 38’ 31”
StarHIP 229788.81104h 56m 42s+47° 20’ 24”
StarHIP 236846.515405h 05m 27s+46° 54’ 58”
StarHIP 224138.16104h 49m 25s+47° 11’ 41”
StarHIP 227648.231204h 53m 50s+47° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 233078.609205h 00m 45s+48° 48’ 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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