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16 Psyche live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 16 Psyche 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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 11.345443
Declination: 4.680661 (J2000)
Magnitude: 11.07
Constellation: Leo
Solar Elongation: 133.2°

Distance of 16 Psyche from the Sun: 477891324 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 16 Psyche from the Earth: 364883039 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 13 Apr 2020 21:21 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of 16 Psyche with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Asteroid 16 Psyche:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 549988.293611h 15m 38s+04° 28’ 40”
StarHIP 551587.982811h 17m 35s+04° 19’ 22”
StarHIP 552328.719211h 18m 38s+05° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 553248.372811h 19m 44s+03° 37’ 15”
StarHIP 554237.127211h 20m 59s+04° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 554344.050811h 21m 08s+06° 01’ 45”
StarHIP 554608.036411h 21m 29s+03° 56’ 14”
StarHIP 554678.043611h 21m 33s+04° 12’ 29”
StarHIP 555748.004611h 23m 02s+04° 08’ 17”
StarHIP 556388.70911h 23m 51s+03° 37’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 361112.811h 17m 29s+04° 33’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 364011.311h 21m 06s+03° 14’ 08”

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