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Voyager 2 live position and data

This page shows Voyager 2 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 Voyager 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 981636.390619h 56m 57s-57° 55’ 31”
StarHIP 982318.517619h 57m 45s-56° 44’ 47”
StarHIP 983648.857419h 59m 05s-57° 26’ 25”
StarHIP 984538.993820h 00m 12s-56° 16’ 36”
StarHIP 985367.407820h 01m 01s-58° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 987518.94420h 03m 28s-56° 43’ 08”
StarHIP 987958.405220h 03m 55s-56° 26’ 52”
StarHIP 988108.532220h 04m 01s-56° 48’ 26”
StarHIP 989838.713420h 05m 42s-57° 37’ 02”
StarHIP 990078.533820h 05m 59s-55° 53’ 34”
StarHIP 990768.516820h 06m 50s-56° 15’ 17”
StarHIP 991737.63120h 08m 02s-55° 50’ 29”
StarHIP 992568.27720h 08m 54s-56° 03’ 39”
StarHIP 993417.864220h 09m 47s-58° 00’ 25”
StarHIP 994536.379220h 11m 07s-57° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 995837.562220h 12m 34s-58° 06’ 59”
StarHIP 996268.458620h 13m 07s-57° 28’ 41”
StarHIP 997848.866620h 14m 44s-57° 38’ 51”
StarHIP 998037.144620h 14m 56s-56° 58’ 34”
StarHIP 998958.914620h 16m 06s-56° 30’ 23”
GalaxyESO 185-2713.819h 56m 13s-56° 54’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 684812.520h 02m 46s-56° 05’ 17”
GalaxyESO 185-5411.820h 03m 27s-55° 56’ 50”
GalaxyIC 493514.020h 04m 33s-57° 35’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 685513.820h 06m 49s-56° 23’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 686213.520h 08m 54s-56° 23’ 36”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Voyager 2

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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