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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 5.192194
Declination: 25.999678 (J2000)
Magnitude: -100.00
Constellation: Taurus
Solar Elongation: 136.0°

Distance of Pioneer 10 from the Sun: 17600140249 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Pioneer 10 from the Earth: 17493929316 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Pioneer 10 with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Pioneer 10:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 237126.600205h 05m 53s+26° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 237728.87605h 06m 33s+26° 29’ 44”
StarHIP 238147.625405h 07m 05s+26° 59’ 45”
StarHIP 238847.526805h 07m 55s+26° 19’ 41”
StarHIP 240478.952205h 10m 04s+26° 45’ 13”
StarHIP 241138.395805h 10m 44s+25° 08’ 31”
StarHIP 242526.699405h 12m 21s+26° 27’ 17”
StarHIP 244318.103405h 14m 31s+25° 55’ 02”
StarHIP 245508.826805h 15m 58s+25° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 245818.753405h 16m 25s+27° 06’ 29”

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