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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 9067001h 56m 43s+29° 48’ 38”
StarHIP 85577.919201h 50m 23s+30° 48’ 13”
StarHIP 88046.701401h 53m 10s+28° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 85768.553201h 50m 35s+30° 28’ 20”
StarHIP 82348.313801h 46m 01s+29° 09’ 51”
StarHIP 82668.774601h 46m 29s+29° 33’ 01”
StarHIP 84098.072801h 48m 28s+30° 46’ 45”
StarHIP 89866.84501h 55m 48s+30° 21’ 17”
StarHIP 90397.870601h 56m 26s+30° 26’ 23”
StarHIP 82778.275601h 46m 39s+30° 47’ 38”
StarHIP 85437.995201h 50m 07s+29° 27’ 53”
StarHIP 87963.386401h 53m 04s+29° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 90028.16301h 55m 54s+29° 42’ 50”
StarHIP 84088.162801h 48m 28s+29° 27’ 06”

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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