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Where is Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3)?

Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) is currently in the constellation of Vela. The current Right Ascension is 10h 22m 54s and the Declination is -54° 42’ 30”.

10h 22m 54s
-54° 42’ 30”

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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) are available on TheSkyLive: 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.

Map showing Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) in Vela on March, 06 2021
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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