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Pioneer 11

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Pioneer 11 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Pioneer 11 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 11 in Scutum on February, 25 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
18h 52m 59s
-08° 47’ 50”
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Pioneer 11 Rise and Set Times

Today's Pioneer 11 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 98.8°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.2°

Pioneer 11 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Pioneer 11 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Pioneer 11 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 11

Pioneer 11 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Pioneer 11 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Pioneer 11 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Feb 18 N.A. 18h 52m 47s -08° 48’ 52” Scutum
2017 Feb 19 N.A. 18h 52m 50s -08° 48’ 43” Scutum
2017 Feb 20 N.A. 18h 52m 51s -08° 48’ 36” Scutum
2017 Feb 21 N.A. 18h 52m 53s -08° 48’ 26” Scutum
2017 Feb 22 N.A. 18h 52m 54s -08° 48’ 17” Scutum
2017 Feb 23 N.A. 18h 52m 57s -08° 48’ 09” Scutum
2017 Feb 24 N.A. 18h 52m 59s -08° 48’ 00” Scutum
2017 Feb 25 N.A. 18h 52m 59s -08° 47’ 50” Scutum
2017 Feb 26 N.A. 18h 53m 02s -08° 47’ 40” Scutum
2017 Feb 27 N.A. 18h 53m 03s -08° 47’ 31” Scutum
2017 Feb 28 N.A. 18h 53m 04s -08° 47’ 22” Scutum
2017 Mar 01 N.A. 18h 53m 06s -08° 47’ 13” Scutum
2017 Mar 02 N.A. 18h 53m 08s -08° 47’ 03” Scutum
2017 Mar 03 N.A. 18h 53m 08s -08° 46’ 54” Scutum

Distance of Pioneer 11 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Pioneer 11 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 11 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Pioneer 11 from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030