Pioneer 10 live position and data

This page shows Pioneer 10 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 Pioneer 10 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 25089005h 22m 16s+26° 11’ 06”
StarHIP 245818.753405h 16m 25s+27° 06’ 29”
StarHIP 249058.321405h 20m 17s+25° 10’ 15”
StarHIP 245508.826805h 15m 58s+25° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 242526.699405h 12m 21s+26° 27’ 17”
StarHIP 244318.103405h 14m 31s+25° 55’ 02”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Pioneer 10

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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