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 88566.720201h 53m 54s+49° 56’ 34”
StarHIP 89146.666201h 54m 44s+50° 17’ 45”
StarHIP 80684.039801h 43m 39s+50° 41’ 19”
StarHIP 83248.791601h 47m 19s+51° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 87716.269201h 52m 50s+51° 28’ 29”
StarHIP 79798.232401h 42m 29s+49° 59’ 59”
StarHIP 78268.603401h 40m 42s+51° 00’ 37”
StarHIP 78507.943801h 40m 56s+49° 16’ 52”
StarHIP 80636.500801h 43m 36s+51° 30’ 56”
StarHIP 82958.887401h 46m 56s+51° 07’ 26”
StarHIP 78018.945201h 40m 23s+50° 55’ 04”
StarHIP 76348.524201h 38m 20s+49° 58’ 49”
StarHIP 83638.38301h 47m 46s+49° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 78418.926201h 40m 51s+49° 52’ 31”
StarHIP 80937.4201h 43m 53s+49° 39’ 23”
StarHIP 86568.113601h 51m 33s+49° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 87145.704401h 52m 09s+50° 47’ 34”
StarHIP 88266.954201h 53m 29s+49° 26’ 41”
StarHIP 79197.848201h 41m 46s+49° 18’ 11”
StarHIP 83798.624401h 47m 58s+51° 53’ 14”
StarHIP 83338.394801h 47m 28s+50° 45’ 03”
StarHIP 83168.362601h 47m 14s+50° 51’ 34”
StarHIP 87427.89901h 52m 28s+49° 47’ 58”

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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