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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 June, 27 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
18h 51m 38s
-08° 36’ 19”
= 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: 98.6°
Max altitude: 29.9°
Azimuth: 261.4°

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 Jun 20 N.A. 18h 51m 53s -08° 36’ 06” Scutum
2017 Jun 21 N.A. 18h 51m 51s -08° 36’ 07” Scutum
2017 Jun 22 N.A. 18h 51m 48s -08° 36’ 08” Scutum
2017 Jun 23 N.A. 18h 51m 47s -08° 36’ 11” Scutum
2017 Jun 24 N.A. 18h 51m 45s -08° 36’ 12” Scutum
2017 Jun 25 N.A. 18h 51m 42s -08° 36’ 15” Scutum
2017 Jun 26 N.A. 18h 51m 39s -08° 36’ 16” Scutum
2017 Jun 27 N.A. 18h 51m 38s -08° 36’ 19” Scutum
2017 Jun 28 N.A. 18h 51m 34s -08° 36’ 20” Scutum
2017 Jun 29 N.A. 18h 51m 33s -08° 36’ 24” Scutum
2017 Jun 30 N.A. 18h 51m 30s -08° 36’ 25” Scutum
2017 Jul 01 N.A. 18h 51m 28s -08° 36’ 29” Scutum
2017 Jul 02 N.A. 18h 51m 25s -08° 36’ 32” Scutum
2017 Jul 03 N.A. 18h 51m 24s -08° 36’ 34” 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