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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 50648.975401h 04m 48s+01° 35’ 16”
StarHIP 53156.375401h 07m 59s+01° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 57388.792401h 13m 43s+02° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 50607.076201h 04m 43s+02° 18’ 49”
StarHIP 49796.057801h 03m 48s+01° 22’ 01”
StarHIP 56466.523601h 12m 30s+02° 28’ 18”
StarHIP 51348.88401h 05m 42s+02° 28’ 37”
StarHIP 55105.807801h 10m 33s+02° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 51238.810401h 05m 38s+01° 12’ 03”
StarHIP 56478.640201h 12m 31s+00° 58’ 53”
StarHIP 56818.536401h 13m 01s+01° 04’ 42”
StarHIP 52578.62901h 07m 12s+01° 21’ 18”
GalaxyIC 16139.901h 04m 54s+02° 07’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 42811.901h 12m 55s+00° 58’ 59”

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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