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SpaceX Roadster (Starman)

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SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where SpaceX Roadster (Starman) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) in Capricornus on December, 10 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
20h 18m 28s
-19° 29’ 32”

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Rise and Set Times

Today's SpaceX Roadster (Starman) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 109.5°
Max altitude: 19.0°
Azimuth: 250.5°

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of SpaceX Roadster (Starman)

SpaceX Roadster (Starman) Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate SpaceX Roadster (Starman) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Dec 03 19h 59m 54s -20° 28’ 54” 29.24 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 04 20h 02m 21s -20° 21’ 32” 29.24 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 05 20h 04m 47s -20° 14’ 00” 29.24 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 06 20h 07m 14s -20° 06’ 23” 29.24 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 07 20h 09m 42s -19° 58’ 36” 29.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 08 20h 12m 07s -19° 50’ 41” 29.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 09 20h 14m 35s -19° 42’ 38” 29.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 10 20h 17m 02s -19° 34’ 28” 29.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 11 20h 19m 27s -19° 26’ 09” 29.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 12 20h 21m 55s -19° 17’ 43” 29.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 13 20h 24m 20s -19° 09’ 07” 29.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 14 20h 26m 47s -19° 00’ 25” 29.23 Capricornus
2018 Dec 15 20h 29m 13s -18° 51’ 34” 29.23 Capricornus
2018 Dec 16 20h 31m 40s -18° 42’ 37” 29.23 Capricornus

Distance of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of SpaceX Roadster is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) from Earth between February 2018 and December 2075

Light Curve of SpaceX Roadster (Starman)

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of SpaceX Roadster (Starman), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of SpaceX Roadster (Starman) between February 2018 and December 2075