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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 23157.17800h 29m 32s+10° 23’ 13”
StarHIP 23327.762400h 29m 50s+09° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 2410000h 30m 41s+09° 55’ 13”
StarHIP 24417.478400h 31m 03s+09° 18’ 19”
StarHIP 24916.837600h 31m 37s+09° 09’ 40”
StarHIP 25598.35700h 32m 31s+10° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 26718.851800h 33m 51s+11° 04’ 10”
StarHIP 26956.67200h 34m 10s+10° 17’ 58”
StarHIP 27248.132800h 34m 41s+11° 08’ 05”
StarHIP 28737.762600h 36m 24s+08° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 29367.018800h 37m 17s+11° 26’ 11”
StarHIP 29638.877200h 37m 37s+09° 38’ 29”
StarHIP 29997.821600h 38m 07s+09° 49’ 44”
StarHIP 3121000h 39m 41s+10° 39’ 15”
StarHIP 31508.63500h 40m 02s+10° 16’ 01”
GalaxyIC 3413.600h 35m 36s+09° 07’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 13713.800h 30m 58s+10° 12’ 32”

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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