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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 Libra on March, 18 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
14h 23m 21s
-25° 01’ 33”
 = 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: 115.0°
Max altitude: 13.5°
Azimuth: 245.0°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Mar 11 21.23 14h 30m 28s -25° 48’ 23” Hydra
2018 Mar 12 21.26 14h 29m 35s -25° 42’ 44” Hydra
2018 Mar 13 21.29 14h 28m 38s -25° 36’ 47” Hydra
2018 Mar 14 21.32 14h 27m 39s -25° 30’ 27” Hydra
2018 Mar 15 21.35 14h 26m 39s -25° 23’ 45” Hydra
2018 Mar 16 21.38 14h 25m 36s -25° 16’ 44” Hydra
2018 Mar 17 21.41 14h 24m 29s -25° 09’ 20” Hydra
2018 Mar 18 21.44 14h 23m 21s -25° 01’ 33” Libra
2018 Mar 19 21.46 14h 22m 10s -24° 53’ 26” Libra
2018 Mar 20 21.49 14h 20m 58s -24° 44’ 57” Hydra
2018 Mar 21 21.51 14h 19m 45s -24° 36’ 07” Hydra
2018 Mar 22 21.53 14h 18m 30s -24° 26’ 58” Hydra
2018 Mar 23 21.56 14h 17m 13s -24° 17’ 30” Hydra
2018 Mar 24 21.58 14h 15m 56s -24° 07’ 42” Hydra

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