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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 187707.174404h 01m 16s+40° 05’ 41”
StarHIP 186528.665203h 59m 33s+40° 00’ 56”
StarHIP 189948.154604h 04m 09s+42° 31’ 39”
StarHIP 185322.914203h 57m 51s+40° 00’ 36”
StarHIP 193706.984804h 08m 56s+41° 30’ 14”
StarHIP 187168.009204h 00m 34s+42° 13’ 32”
StarHIP 190237.955404h 04m 30s+41° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 183448.522403h 55m 18s+41° 55’ 46”
StarHIP 184996.818403h 57m 16s+41° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 182798.440803h 54m 35s+41° 19’ 18”
StarHIP 189037.827804h 03m 06s+41° 55’ 55”
StarHIP 186886.884804h 00m 10s+40° 00’ 49”
StarHIP 193077.88304h 08m 19s+41° 29’ 25”
StarHIP 186648.44603h 59m 45s+41° 51’ 22”
StarHIP 187048.796804h 00m 24s+42° 20’ 30”
StarHIP 189357.909404h 03m 31s+42° 10’ 55”
StarHIP 190837.491604h 05m 28s+40° 18’ 05”

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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