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18 Melpomene live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 18 Melpomene 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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 2.698079
Declination: 2.716764 (J2000)
Magnitude: 10.05
Constellation: Cetus
Solar Elongation: 95.7°

Distance of 18 Melpomene from the Sun: 287783253 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 18 Melpomene from the Earth: 232932375 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 25 Sep 2016 15:38 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of 18 Melpomene with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Asteroid 18 Melpomene:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 122057.172602h 37m 09s+02° 24’ 55”
StarHIP 12294002h 38m 21s+02° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 123186.121202h 38m 36s+03° 26’ 35”
StarHIP 124088.188802h 39m 46s+02° 07’ 49”
StarHIP 124408.71402h 40m 08s+02° 55’ 07”
StarHIP 124737.530402h 40m 33s+01° 51’ 58”
StarHIP 124966.987602h 40m 47s+02° 53’ 54”
StarHIP 12670002h 42m 47s+04° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 127063.434802h 43m 18s+03° 14’ 10”
StarHIP 127077.658202h 43m 18s+01° 43’ 48”
StarHIP 127437.61302h 43m 49s+02° 49’ 02”
StarHIP 12848002h 45m 11s+03° 53’ 23”
StarHIP 130318.806602h 47m 28s+03° 19’ 15”
GalaxyNGC 100413.802h 37m 41s+01° 58’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 101612.602h 38m 19s+02° 07’ 05”
GalaxyPGC 1019211.802h 41m 18s+04° 12’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 107311.502h 43m 40s+01° 22’ 36”
GalaxyNGC 108513.202h 46m 25s+03° 36’ 23”

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