Pioneer 11 live position and data

This page shows Pioneer 11 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).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Pioneer 11 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 92341018h 49m 12s-09° 38’ 19”
StarHIP 92424018h 50m 08s-09° 19’ 42”
StarHIP 926947.760218h 53m 14s-10° 13’ 12”
StarHIP 929957.751218h 56m 44s-08° 25’ 44”
StarHIP 923227.790218h 48m 59s-08° 27’ 31”
StarHIP 927407.016218h 53m 55s-09° 22’ 13”
StarHIP 926746.308618h 53m 01s-09° 34’ 32”
StarHIP 925108.703618h 51m 09s-07° 47’ 55”
StarHIP 928438.180418h 55m 05s-08° 48’ 39”
StarHIP 932087.553618h 59m 07s-08° 58’ 13”
StarHIP 930768.841218h 57m 35s-10° 00’ 57”
StarHIP 924885.784818h 50m 58s-09° 46’ 26”
StarHIP 924426.45718h 50m 20s-07° 54’ 27”
StarHIP 932168.050618h 59m 15s-08° 09’ 31”
StarHIP 923516.962618h 49m 19s-08° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 928748.813618h 55m 27s-08° 11’ 10”
StarHIP 924238.56618h 50m 05s-08° 23’ 08”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Pioneer 11

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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