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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 February, 23 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
20h 04m 45s
-57° 00’ 10”
= 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 Feb 16 N.A. 20h 04m 22s -56° 59’ 12” Pavo
2017 Feb 17 N.A. 20h 04m 24s -56° 59’ 20” Pavo
2017 Feb 18 N.A. 20h 04m 28s -56° 59’ 26” Pavo
2017 Feb 19 N.A. 20h 04m 32s -56° 59’ 35” Pavo
2017 Feb 20 N.A. 20h 04m 36s -56° 59’ 44” Pavo
2017 Feb 21 N.A. 20h 04m 39s -56° 59’ 52” Pavo
2017 Feb 22 N.A. 20h 04m 41s -57° 00’ 01” Pavo
2017 Feb 23 N.A. 20h 04m 45s -57° 00’ 10” Pavo
2017 Feb 24 N.A. 20h 04m 49s -57° 00’ 20” Pavo
2017 Feb 25 N.A. 20h 04m 51s -57° 00’ 29” Pavo
2017 Feb 26 N.A. 20h 04m 54s -57° 00’ 39” Pavo
2017 Feb 27 N.A. 20h 04m 59s -57° 00’ 50” Pavo
2017 Feb 28 N.A. 20h 05m 02s -57° 01’ 00” Pavo
2017 Mar 01 N.A. 20h 05m 04s -57° 01’ 12” 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 January 2030