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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 452098.07209h 12m 47s+16° 37’ 49”
StarHIP 453278.680209h 14m 15s+18° 15’ 27”
StarHIP 449187.05909h 09m 02s+17° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 450058.881809h 09m 59s+18° 57’ 14”
StarHIP 450747.930409h 10m 53s+18° 53’ 19”
StarHIP 449088.396409h 08m 54s+17° 14’ 03”
StarHIP 451536.863809h 11m 56s+18° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 447498.044209h 07m 11s+18° 08’ 35”
StarHIP 452178.652209h 12m 54s+17° 28’ 36”
StarHIP 452017.629409h 12m 40s+16° 31’ 29”
StarHIP 446378.08309h 05m 45s+17° 23’ 24”
StarHIP 446747.462209h 06m 15s+17° 06’ 43”
StarHIP 448707.46509h 08m 34s+16° 42’ 06”
StarHIP 454548.592809h 15m 49s+17° 29’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 279414.009h 16m 01s+17° 35’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 279513.909h 16m 04s+17° 37’ 45”

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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