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162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) 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 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1018797.710620h 38m 42s-17° 03’ 54”
StarHIP 1017997.087220h 37m 48s-17° 07’ 20”
StarHIP 1019844.990820h 40m 02s-18° 08’ 18”
StarHIP 1015558.077420h 34m 49s-15° 47’ 50”
StarHIP 1020856.833620h 41m 19s-17° 22’ 42”
StarHIP 1021788.67520h 42m 13s-17° 04’ 43”
StarHIP 1022177.31720h 42m 39s-18° 06’ 34”
StarHIP 1020265.691220h 40m 32s-16° 07’ 27”
StarHIP 1013318.473220h 32m 16s-17° 00’ 31”
StarHIP 1013577.12720h 32m 31s-16° 36’ 34”
StarHIP 1015968.329820h 35m 24s-17° 47’ 17”
StarHIP 1016086.168620h 35m 32s-16° 31’ 32”
StarHIP 1019067.118220h 39m 04s-16° 33’ 34”
StarHIP 1020608.427620h 40m 58s-17° 47’ 44”
GalaxyPGC 6508913.620h 37m 25s-16° 32’ 29”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3)

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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