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Voyager 2

Available Resources

Voyager 2 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Voyager 2 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Voyager 2 in Pavo on August, 23 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
20h 01m 21s
-57° 44’ 36”
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Voyager 2 Rise and Set Times

Voyager 2 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Voyager 2 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Voyager 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Voyager 2 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Voyager 2

Voyager 2 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Voyager 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Voyager 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Aug 16 N.A. 20h 01m 42s -57° 44’ 48” Pavo
2017 Aug 17 N.A. 20h 01m 40s -57° 44’ 48” Pavo
2017 Aug 18 N.A. 20h 01m 36s -57° 44’ 47” Pavo
2017 Aug 19 N.A. 20h 01m 33s -57° 44’ 45” Pavo
2017 Aug 20 N.A. 20h 01m 31s -57° 44’ 44” Pavo
2017 Aug 21 N.A. 20h 01m 27s -57° 44’ 41” Pavo
2017 Aug 22 N.A. 20h 01m 23s -57° 44’ 39” Pavo
2017 Aug 23 N.A. 20h 01m 21s -57° 44’ 36” Pavo
2017 Aug 24 N.A. 20h 01m 18s -57° 44’ 34” Pavo
2017 Aug 25 N.A. 20h 01m 15s -57° 44’ 30” Pavo
2017 Aug 26 N.A. 20h 01m 13s -57° 44’ 26” Pavo
2017 Aug 27 N.A. 20h 01m 09s -57° 44’ 22” Pavo
2017 Aug 28 N.A. 20h 01m 06s -57° 44’ 17” Pavo
2017 Aug 29 N.A. 20h 01m 04s -57° 44’ 13” Pavo

Distance of Voyager 2 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Voyager 2 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Voyager 2 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Voyager 2 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2030