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 4061000h 51m 59s+20° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 35028.593400h 44m 41s+20° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 36506.915600h 46m 44s+21° 37’ 27”
StarHIP 33778.9500h 42m 56s+21° 47’ 40”
StarHIP 39367.580200h 50m 32s+21° 09’ 48”
StarHIP 37306.47100h 47m 54s+20° 55’ 31”
StarHIP 40877.246400h 52m 28s+21° 24’ 36”
StarHIP 36368.69300h 46m 37s+20° 12’ 45”
StarHIP 38007.742200h 48m 48s+20° 12’ 53”
StarHIP 38418.812400h 49m 16s+22° 07’ 41”
StarHIP 42298.374200h 53m 56s+21° 01’ 51”
StarHIP 37328.173200h 47m 55s+21° 01’ 26”

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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