87 Sylvia live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 87 Sylvia 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 87 Sylvia (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 736157.510615h 02m 51s-10° 23’ 32”
StarHIP 739847.935215h 07m 09s-08° 55’ 43”
StarHIP 738868.374615h 06m 04s-09° 32’ 17”
StarHIP 739068.973615h 06m 15s-09° 35’ 28”
StarHIP 738888.787615h 06m 06s-11° 11’ 47”
StarHIP 737298.050815h 04m 17s-11° 01’ 29”
StarHIP 737608.387815h 04m 40s-11° 39’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 585813.815h 08m 49s-11° 12’ 28”
GalaxyPGC 5410313.215h 09m 24s-10° 41’ 43”
GalaxyNGC 586112.115h 09m 15s-11° 19’ 18”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 87 Sylvia

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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