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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 32753006h 49m 49s+16° 12’ 10”
StarHIP 328967.181606h 51m 14s+15° 04’ 35”
StarHIP 320206.285406h 41m 21s+16° 23’ 51”
StarHIP 325257.485406h 47m 13s+16° 55’ 35”
StarHIP 322247.812806h 43m 37s+16° 46’ 58”
StarHIP 324138.138406h 45m 59s+16° 17’ 00”
StarHIP 323838.410206h 45m 30s+15° 28’ 47”
StarHIP 324886.7606h 46m 49s+16° 46’ 20”
StarHIP 327896.962606h 50m 11s+16° 27’ 13”
StarHIP 326928.626406h 49m 15s+15° 44’ 38”
StarHIP 325147.713406h 47m 07s+17° 07’ 11”
StarHIP 326127.700806h 48m 16s+14° 35’ 32”
StarHIP 321508.052606h 42m 51s+16° 08’ 25”

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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