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Venus live position and data

This page shows Venus 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 Venus (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 69168014h 09m 30s-20° 36’ 55”
StarHIP 691798.810814h 09m 37s-21° 11’ 47”
StarHIP 698428.697814h 17m 37s-20° 45’ 29”
StarHIP 696398.18214h 15m 09s-22° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 690347.991214h 07m 54s-21° 11’ 43”
StarHIP 696137.293214h 14m 51s-21° 03’ 53”
StarHIP 698108.049414h 17m 12s-21° 47’ 12”
StarHIP 698487.30914h 17m 41s-21° 49’ 43”
StarHIP 695038.277214h 13m 43s-22° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 695288.063814h 13m 59s-20° 12’ 28”
StarHIP 700338.085414h 19m 48s-20° 52’ 29”
GalaxyESO 579-1814.014h 19m 20s-20° 57’ 03”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Venus

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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