Pioneer 11 is currently in the constellation of Scutum. The current Right Ascension of Pioneer 11 is 18h 51m 54s and the Declination is -08° 53’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).
Summary of key facts about Pioneer 11 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
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Additional information about Pioneer 11 available on TheSkyLive:
Pioneer 11 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Pioneer 11 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Pioneer 11 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Pioneer 11?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Pioneer 11 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Pioneer 11 Distance from Earth
The distance of Pioneer 11 from Earth is currently 15,615,371,621 kilometers, equivalent to 104.382312 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 hours, 28 minutes and 7.2731 seconds to travel from Pioneer 11 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Pioneer 11 from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Pioneer 11 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Pioneer 11 to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2050, the closest approach of Pioneer 11 to Earth happens on Mon Jun 10 2013 at a distance of 85.782159 Astronomical Units, or 12,832,828,327 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Pioneer 11 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Pioneer 11 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Visualization of Pioneer 11 Orbit
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!
Pioneer 11 15 Days 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.
|2020 Oct 17||18h 51m 48s||-08° 52’ 28”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 18||18h 51m 48s||-08° 52’ 36”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 19||18h 51m 50s||-08° 52’ 44”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 20||18h 51m 51s||-08° 52’ 51”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 21||18h 51m 51s||-08° 52’ 59”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 22||18h 51m 51s||-08° 53’ 05”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 23||18h 51m 52s||-08° 53’ 12”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 24||18h 51m 53s||-08° 53’ 20”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 25||18h 51m 55s||-08° 53’ 26”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 26||18h 51m 56s||-08° 53’ 33”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 27||18h 51m 56s||-08° 53’ 39”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 28||18h 51m 57s||-08° 53’ 47”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 29||18h 51m 59s||-08° 53’ 53”||N.A.||Scutum|
|2020 Oct 30||18h 52m 00s||-08° 53’ 58”||N.A.||Scutum|