18 Melpomene live position and data.
Right Ascension: 15.847736
Declination: -12.478219 (J2000)
Magnitude: 11.90 (Estimated: JPL) Constellation: Libra
Sun Distance: 400660868 km [ km/s] Earth Distance: 534397770 km [ km/s]
Perihelion: 19 Mar 2020 12:23 UTC 
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).
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):
|Star||HIP 77904||8.4462||15h 54m 36s||-13° 40’ 57”|
|Star||HIP 77572||8.693||15h 50m 13s||-11° 33’ 52”|
|Star||HIP 77337||7.846||15h 47m 20s||-12° 13’ 16”|
|Star||HIP 77708||7.4276||15h 51m 56s||-12° 32’ 15”|
|Star||HIP 77433||6.8084||15h 48m 24s||-13° 29’ 57”|
|Star||HIP 77546||8.9768||15h 50m 00s||-11° 03’ 39”|
|Star||HIP 77666||8.6864||15h 51m 20s||-12° 37’ 19”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services: