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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 Scorpius on August, 18 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 51m 50s
-21° 06’ 52”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 111.1°
Max altitude: 17.4°
Azimuth: 248.9°

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 Aug 11 15h 37m 09s -20° 28’ 11” 27.90 Libra
2018 Aug 12 15h 39m 10s -20° 33’ 39” 27.92 Libra
2018 Aug 13 15h 41m 09s -20° 39’ 06” 27.95 Libra
2018 Aug 14 15h 43m 09s -20° 44’ 29” 27.97 Libra
2018 Aug 15 15h 45m 11s -20° 49’ 49” 28.00 Libra
2018 Aug 16 15h 47m 12s -20° 55’ 05” 28.02 Libra
2018 Aug 17 15h 49m 14s -21° 00’ 20” 28.05 Scorpius
2018 Aug 18 15h 51m 18s -21° 05’ 30” 28.07 Scorpius
2018 Aug 19 15h 53m 21s -21° 10’ 38” 28.09 Scorpius
2018 Aug 20 15h 55m 24s -21° 15’ 43” 28.11 Scorpius
2018 Aug 21 15h 57m 29s -21° 20’ 44” 28.14 Scorpius
2018 Aug 22 15h 59m 32s -21° 25’ 41” 28.16 Scorpius
2018 Aug 23 16h 01m 37s -21° 30’ 34” 28.18 Scorpius
2018 Aug 24 16h 03m 43s -21° 35’ 23” 28.20 Scorpius

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