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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 89013018h 10m 02s-13° 32’ 45”
StarHIP 882018.054818h 00m 43s-13° 46’ 48”
StarHIP 889288.241618h 09m 09s-15° 03’ 32”
StarHIP 889816.249418h 09m 43s-13° 56’ 03”
StarHIP 887488.8218h 07m 02s-13° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 881607.825418h 00m 20s-14° 12’ 28”
StarHIP 885328.140618h 04m 42s-15° 21’ 44”
StarHIP 881978.984618h 00m 41s-15° 03’ 50”
StarHIP 887818.524218h 07m 26s-14° 04’ 01”
StarHIP 881378.117418h 00m 09s-14° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 887067.86918h 06m 34s-14° 58’ 22”
StarHIP 886527.88118h 05m 58s-14° 11’ 52”
StarHIP 885587.856818h 04m 57s-15° 17’ 19”

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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