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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 1117137.502622h 37m 46s+26° 25’ 18”
StarHIP 1119877.217822h 41m 00s+25° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 1121527.322622h 42m 57s+27° 59’ 19”
StarHIP 1117008.866622h 37m 37s+27° 31’ 27”
StarHIP 1122268.102622h 43m 48s+27° 41’ 01”
StarHIP 1122048.597222h 43m 30s+25° 47’ 03”
StarHIP 1124168.517622h 46m 09s+26° 50’ 47”
StarHIP 1119577.73722h 40m 40s+26° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 1122507.744622h 44m 08s+27° 35’ 50”
StarHIP 1122948.530622h 44m 43s+26° 41’ 51”
StarHIP 1116788.782622h 37m 26s+25° 50’ 30”
StarHIP 1116968.072822h 37m 35s+27° 26’ 22”
StarHIP 1115867.395222h 36m 21s+27° 07’ 18”
StarHIP 1124537.955622h 46m 44s+25° 48’ 12”

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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