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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 447487.27509h 07m 10s+09° 40’ 17”
StarHIP 449846.455209h 09m 46s+11° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 444758.254409h 03m 41s+09° 53’ 34”
StarHIP 449918.849409h 09m 49s+10° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 451116.814209h 11m 26s+08° 58’ 33”
StarHIP 452557.68409h 13m 23s+10° 18’ 22”
StarHIP 449358.668609h 09m 10s+10° 49’ 19”
StarHIP 452218.058209h 12m 56s+10° 40’ 09”
StarHIP 445487.42109h 04m 35s+10° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 451978.826409h 12m 37s+09° 52’ 11”
StarHIP 447985.249809h 07m 44s+10° 40’ 05”

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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