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 1039078.413421h 03m 13s-14° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 1036658.029621h 00m 14s-13° 29’ 54”
StarHIP 1033268.549820h 55m 59s-15° 18’ 13”
StarHIP 1035898.719620h 59m 18s-14° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 1036638.936221h 00m 13s-15° 06’ 51”
StarHIP 1036406.595820h 59m 54s-13° 03’ 05”
StarHIP 1038477.704621h 02m 34s-15° 28’ 25”
StarHIP 1037286.475421h 01m 08s-13° 31’ 48”
StarHIP 1031177.879220h 53m 34s-14° 25’ 13”
StarHIP 1032838.762420h 55m 29s-14° 36’ 56”
StarHIP 1035748.521620h 59m 05s-13° 12’ 56”
StarHIP 1037718.778821h 01m 41s-13° 30’ 28”
StarHIP 1034918.545820h 58m 04s-15° 09’ 42”
StarHIP 1035455.933220h 58m 41s-14° 28’ 59”
GalaxyIC 134713.521h 01m 44s-13° 18’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 6598713.321h 03m 09s-14° 31’ 27”
GalaxyPGC 6592313.421h 01m 34s-14° 32’ 11”
GalaxyPGC 6598113.221h 03m 01s-14° 15’ 35”
GalaxyIC 134214.021h 00m 24s-14° 29’ 47”

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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