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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 71198.152201h 31m 44s+22° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 72278.80901h 33m 08s+22° 19’ 07”
StarHIP 72557.27201h 33m 28s+23° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 73908.71801h 35m 18s+23° 03’ 27”
StarHIP 75208.155401h 36m 50s+22° 26’ 29”
StarHIP 75837.727401h 37m 38s+22° 33’ 25”
StarHIP 76037.943801h 37m 56s+21° 15’ 40”
StarHIP 76097.809201h 38m 02s+21° 53’ 11”
StarHIP 76586.507601h 38m 37s+21° 23’ 53”
StarHIP 76857.838801h 38m 56s+21° 55’ 06”
StarHIP 78617.354801h 41m 07s+23° 01’ 31”

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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