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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 610377.224612h 30m 34s+03° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 610888.074812h 31m 12s+03° 33’ 45”
StarHIP 610968.532412h 31m 17s+02° 18’ 09”
StarHIP 613047.61912h 33m 37s+04° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 614287.003612h 35m 16s+02° 15’ 39”
StarHIP 616286.98212h 37m 51s+04° 17’ 19”
StarHIP 616376.341812h 38m 04s+03° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 616438.17612h 38m 13s+01° 58’ 47”
StarHIP 616585.558812h 38m 22s+01° 51’ 16”
StarHIP 617148.513612h 38m 58s+02° 56’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 4496A11.912h 31m 39s+03° 56’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 452711.312h 34m 08s+02° 39’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 453611.112h 34m 26s+02° 11’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 454414.012h 35m 36s+03° 02’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 460013.612h 40m 22s+03° 07’ 09”

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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