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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 615428.482212h 36m 34s-06° 03’ 56”
StarHIP 616878.316612h 38m 44s-05° 19’ 38”
StarHIP 611346.078612h 31m 38s-05° 03’ 09”
StarHIP 616856.462612h 38m 43s-04° 22’ 24”
StarHIP 613268.017412h 33m 55s-06° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 613468.347212h 34m 10s-04° 26’ 47”
StarHIP 617636.54412h 39m 30s-06° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 613228.894612h 33m 48s-05° 14’ 32”
StarHIP 615585.875612h 36m 47s-05° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 609877.307212h 30m 01s-06° 01’ 23”
StarHIP 614007.999612h 34m 53s-05° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 611618.33612h 31m 57s-05° 47’ 20”
GalaxyPGC 4229814.012h 38m 58s-04° 34’ 28”
GalaxyPGC 4130313.612h 30m 18s-05° 57’ 50”
GalaxyNGC 459311.912h 39m 39s-05° 20’ 39”

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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