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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 12824002h 44m 52s+19° 35’ 28”
StarHIP 134188.776802h 52m 46s+20° 07’ 30”
StarHIP 135326.993602h 54m 17s+20° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 133378.19102h 51m 40s+19° 18’ 36”
StarHIP 130948.366802h 48m 20s+20° 00’ 36”
StarHIP 131587.817602h 49m 11s+18° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 135716.882602h 54m 49s+20° 22’ 23”
StarHIP 130277.269402h 47m 27s+19° 22’ 19”
StarHIP 129328.246202h 46m 20s+18° 50’ 16”
StarHIP 130387.762402h 47m 33s+18° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 128997.64402h 45m 47s+20° 41’ 33”
StarHIP 132696.569402h 50m 42s+19° 09’ 38”
StarHIP 131528.729802h 49m 09s+21° 15’ 33”

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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