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 179697.01603h 50m 30s+34° 03’ 08”
StarHIP 180815.787203h 51m 53s+34° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 181088.9503h 52m 16s+33° 24’ 22”
StarHIP 181117.448203h 52m 18s+34° 13’ 19”
StarHIP 181618.721803h 52m 58s+33° 29’ 11”
StarHIP 181898.274203h 53m 29s+33° 06’ 38”
StarHIP 181968.825603h 53m 32s+35° 03’ 36”
StarHIP 182578.988803h 54m 19s+32° 56’ 37”
StarHIP 184345.490803h 56m 28s+35° 04’ 51”
StarHIP 184588.150603h 56m 38s+34° 09’ 18”
StarHIP 185008.596603h 57m 19s+32° 53’ 17”
StarHIP 185476.516803h 58m 03s+34° 48’ 50”
StarHIP 185588.996203h 58m 20s+32° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 186108.422203h 58m 55s+32° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 188588.488404h 02m 36s+32° 54’ 34”
GalaxyUGC 288613.903h 53m 07s+34° 57’ 52”
GalaxyUGC 290113.903h 56m 43s+34° 51’ 39”

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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