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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).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Asteroid 16 Psyche (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 100047020h 17m 52s-17° 17’ 06”
StarHIP 1004457.56120h 22m 11s-16° 46’ 47”
StarHIP 1005337.782420h 23m 07s-18° 20’ 32”
StarHIP 1002318.21420h 19m 43s-17° 29’ 16”
StarHIP 997638.064820h 14m 27s-18° 05’ 38”
StarHIP 1006507.937420h 24m 31s-17° 00’ 38”
StarHIP 997108.193620h 13m 59s-17° 40’ 34”
StarHIP 1001297.736420h 18m 44s-17° 51’ 19”
StarHIP 1003377.636620h 20m 55s-16° 49’ 47”
StarHIP 1003347.774620h 20m 53s-18° 09’ 21”
StarHIP 1003738.747620h 21m 23s-17° 12’ 32”
StarHIP 1003487.103220h 21m 01s-18° 19’ 26”
StarHIP 999847.400420h 17m 00s-18° 25’ 53”
StarHIP 1000607.670220h 18m 00s-18° 15’ 50”
StarHIP 998008.6120h 14m 53s-16° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 1004777.927220h 22m 33s-16° 31’ 16”
StarHIP 998237.385220h 15m 13s-16° 51’ 03”
GalaxyPGC 6454812.820h 22m 10s-16° 47’ 29”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 16 Psyche

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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