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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 December, 13 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
18h 50m 54s
-08° 54’ 52”
= 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: 98.9°
Max altitude: 29.6°
Azimuth: 261.1°

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 Dec 06 N.A. 18h 50m 38s -08° 54’ 47” Scutum
2017 Dec 07 N.A. 18h 50m 39s -08° 54’ 47” Scutum
2017 Dec 08 N.A. 18h 50m 43s -08° 54’ 48” Scutum
2017 Dec 09 N.A. 18h 50m 44s -08° 54’ 50” Scutum
2017 Dec 10 N.A. 18h 50m 47s -08° 54’ 51” Scutum
2017 Dec 11 N.A. 18h 50m 49s -08° 54’ 51” Scutum
2017 Dec 12 N.A. 18h 50m 52s -08° 54’ 51” Scutum
2017 Dec 13 N.A. 18h 50m 54s -08° 54’ 52” Scutum
2017 Dec 14 N.A. 18h 50m 57s -08° 54’ 52” Scutum
2017 Dec 15 N.A. 18h 51m 00s -08° 54’ 52” Scutum
2017 Dec 16 N.A. 18h 51m 02s -08° 54’ 52” Scutum
2017 Dec 17 N.A. 18h 51m 05s -08° 54’ 51” Scutum
2017 Dec 18 N.A. 18h 51m 06s -08° 54’ 51” Scutum
2017 Dec 19 N.A. 18h 51m 10s -08° 54’ 51” 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 2050