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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 734168.966215h 00m 13s-14° 43’ 42”
StarHIP 732007.785614h 57m 36s-12° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 730558.316414h 55m 47s-13° 12’ 21”
StarHIP 730647.543414h 55m 53s-13° 54’ 02”
StarHIP 732917.600814h 58m 42s-12° 46’ 06”
StarHIP 737667.83915h 04m 44s-14° 59’ 50”
StarHIP 736387.679215h 03m 08s-12° 51’ 27”
StarHIP 731968.853214h 57m 33s-13° 42’ 16”
StarHIP 736138.405615h 02m 46s-15° 03’ 00”
StarHIP 735088.900215h 01m 27s-12° 40’ 22”
GalaxyPGC 5359214.015h 00m 20s-13° 26’ 18”

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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