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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).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Asteroid 18 Melpomene (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 703168.672814h 23m 11s-06° 31’ 24”
StarHIP 708797.797614h 29m 42s-05° 58’ 58”
StarHIP 702697.450214h 22m 38s-07° 46’ 04”
StarHIP 707945.271414h 28m 41s-06° 54’ 01”
StarHIP 702267.048614h 22m 02s-08° 05’ 28”
StarHIP 703148.257614h 23m 10s-06° 13’ 56”
StarHIP 706806.158414h 27m 24s-06° 07’ 12”
StarHIP 704588.095414h 24m 46s-07° 10’ 10”
StarHIP 709138.142414h 30m 08s-07° 04’ 17”
StarHIP 705888.54214h 26m 21s-07° 19’ 39”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 18 Melpomene

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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