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Pioneer 10

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Pioneer 10 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Pioneer 10 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Pioneer 10 in Taurus on October, 18 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
05h 15m 03s
+26° 03’ 32”
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Pioneer 10 Rise and Set Times

Today's Pioneer 10 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 63.9°
Max altitude: 64.6°
Azimuth: 296.1°

Pioneer 10 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Pioneer 10 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Pioneer 10 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Pioneer 10

Pioneer 10 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Pioneer 10 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Pioneer 10 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Oct 11 N.A. 05h 15m 11s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus
2017 Oct 12 N.A. 05h 15m 11s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus
2017 Oct 13 N.A. 05h 15m 10s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus
2017 Oct 14 N.A. 05h 15m 09s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus
2017 Oct 15 N.A. 05h 15m 06s +26° 03’ 32” Taurus
2017 Oct 16 N.A. 05h 15m 06s +26° 03’ 32” Taurus
2017 Oct 17 N.A. 05h 15m 05s +26° 03’ 32” Taurus
2017 Oct 18 N.A. 05h 15m 03s +26° 03’ 32” Taurus
2017 Oct 19 N.A. 05h 15m 02s +26° 03’ 32” Taurus
2017 Oct 20 N.A. 05h 15m 01s +26° 03’ 32” Taurus
2017 Oct 21 N.A. 05h 15m 00s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus
2017 Oct 22 N.A. 05h 14m 58s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus
2017 Oct 23 N.A. 05h 14m 57s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus
2017 Oct 24 N.A. 05h 14m 56s +26° 03’ 30” Taurus

Distance of Pioneer 10 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Pioneer 10 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Pioneer 10 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Pioneer 10 from Earth between January 2013 and January 2050