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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 6000h 00m 04s+03° 56’ 47”
StarHIP 118221023h 58m 48s+02° 49’ 50”
StarHIP 1176566.681423h 51m 40s+04° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 1176835.42723h 51m 57s+02° 55’ 49”
StarHIP 1181858.559423h 58m 23s+03° 34’ 14”
StarHIP 1178778.14623h 54m 36s+05° 03’ 24”
StarHIP 1180538.732623h 56m 45s+03° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 1176746.776623h 51m 53s+04° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 1179537.65723h 55m 32s+03° 30’ 07”
StarHIP 1182357.783423h 58m 56s+04° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 1178667.815623h 54m 25s+02° 27’ 50”
StarHIP 1178048.179623h 53m 32s+04° 48’ 46”
StarHIP 1178477.586223h 54m 05s+04° 52’ 16”
StarHIP 1179338.167423h 55m 21s+03° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 1180546.84723h 56m 47s+04° 43’ 30”
StarHIP 1178587.168823h 54m 19s+03° 40’ 40”
StarHIP 1181047.594423h 57m 24s+03° 00’ 35”
StarHIP 1178188.879223h 53m 40s+02° 43’ 52”

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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