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):

StarHIP 6938.91900h 08m 31s+20° 16’ 02”
StarHIP 4937.39300h 05m 54s+18° 14’ 07”
StarHIP 2018.198200h 02m 33s+18° 41’ 00”
StarHIP 2827.755800h 03m 30s+19° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 7908.47200h 09m 48s+19° 22’ 52”
StarHIP 4958.456600h 05m 55s+18° 04’ 34”
StarHIP 7687.893200h 09m 27s+19° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 7597.012200h 09m 19s+17° 32’ 03”
StarHIP 7407.081800h 09m 04s+19° 55’ 28”
StarHIP 7295.460400h 09m 02s+18° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 2068.547200h 02m 35s+18° 50’ 09”
StarHIP 7737.489400h 09m 31s+19° 33’ 33”
StarHIP 4827.635400h 05m 44s+17° 50’ 25”
StarHIP 10987.983200h 13m 43s+18° 38’ 08”
StarHIP 10708.718800h 13m 17s+19° 31’ 16”
GalaxyPGC 47313.800h 06m 19s+20° 12’ 09”

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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