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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 October, 18 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
19h 59m 52s
-57° 35’ 06”
= 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 Oct 11 N.A. 19h 59m 53s -57° 36’ 51” Pavo
2017 Oct 12 N.A. 19h 59m 53s -57° 36’ 35” Pavo
2017 Oct 13 N.A. 19h 59m 53s -57° 36’ 21” Pavo
2017 Oct 14 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 36’ 06” Pavo
2017 Oct 15 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 35’ 52” Pavo
2017 Oct 16 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 35’ 35” Pavo
2017 Oct 17 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 35’ 21” Pavo
2017 Oct 18 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 35’ 06” Pavo
2017 Oct 19 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 34’ 50” Pavo
2017 Oct 20 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 34’ 35” Pavo
2017 Oct 21 N.A. 19h 59m 52s -57° 34’ 18” Pavo
2017 Oct 22 N.A. 19h 59m 53s -57° 34’ 03” Pavo
2017 Oct 23 N.A. 19h 59m 53s -57° 33’ 47” Pavo
2017 Oct 24 N.A. 19h 59m 53s -57° 33’ 32” 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