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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 214037.200204h 35m 40s+19° 58’ 08”
StarHIP 215176.414404h 37m 14s+18° 32’ 34”
StarHIP 214657.311604h 36m 34s+19° 45’ 36”
StarHIP 210087.056404h 30m 17s+19° 50’ 26”
StarHIP 213508.05404h 34m 52s+18° 24’ 48”
StarHIP 214086.280604h 35m 42s+19° 52’ 54”
StarHIP 212516.919204h 33m 33s+18° 01’ 00”
StarHIP 212408.888804h 33m 23s+19° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 210998.515204h 31m 15s+20° 07’ 59”
StarHIP 213327.906204h 34m 42s+17° 44’ 53”
StarHIP 216218.438604h 38m 31s+18° 44’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 161513.204h 36m 01s+19° 57’ 02”

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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