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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 1130315.796222h 53m 28s-11° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 1127578.038422h 50m 06s-10° 24’ 28”
StarHIP 1129746.695622h 52m 46s-10° 03’ 31”
StarHIP 1131998.887622h 55m 26s-10° 06’ 47”
StarHIP 1131237.588622h 54m 30s-10° 17’ 58”
StarHIP 1124258.181422h 46m 19s-09° 41’ 54”
StarHIP 1124206.515422h 46m 14s-11° 09’ 58”
StarHIP 1128498.26222h 51m 12s-09° 19’ 30”
StarHIP 1127057.583422h 49m 26s-11° 20’ 57”
StarHIP 1129268.824622h 52m 10s-10° 57’ 29”
StarHIP 1126156.16622h 48m 30s-10° 33’ 19”
StarHIP 1124138.242422h 46m 07s-11° 32’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 737112.422h 46m 03s-11° 00’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 737813.522h 47m 47s-11° 49’ 01”

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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