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 973937.175419h 47m 40s-17° 04’ 14”
StarHIP 981257.527819h 56m 34s-15° 42’ 13”
StarHIP 979728.002419h 54m 40s-15° 54’ 48”
StarHIP 977408.360419h 51m 45s-17° 16’ 02”
StarHIP 974608.209219h 48m 33s-16° 09’ 49”
StarHIP 981138.5519h 56m 22s-16° 22’ 19”
StarHIP 973516.727419h 47m 09s-17° 04’ 41”
StarHIP 976148.160619h 50m 22s-14° 56’ 12”
StarHIP 973037.903819h 46m 32s-16° 12’ 33”
StarHIP 978027.564419h 52m 26s-16° 53’ 10”
StarHIP 981508.327419h 56m 48s-16° 36’ 55”
StarHIP 977158.277419h 51m 29s-15° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 980758.62319h 55m 56s-15° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 976208.923819h 50m 27s-15° 25’ 22”
StarHIP 979098.438219h 53m 48s-16° 38’ 41”

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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