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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 160833.732603h 27m 10s+09° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 161207.768803h 27m 39s+08° 45’ 55”
StarHIP 163256.836803h 30m 26s+10° 27’ 31”
StarHIP 163728.317203h 30m 53s+08° 22’ 06”
StarHIP 165115.752603h 32m 35s+09° 22’ 24”
StarHIP 166048.342603h 33m 44s+09° 41’ 02”
StarHIP 166098.645203h 33m 46s+08° 17’ 26”
StarHIP 166158.559603h 33m 48s+10° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 166608.888203h 34m 21s+08° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 16778003h 35m 55s+09° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 16786003h 36m 00s+08° 45’ 36”
StarHIP 167967.44503h 36m 11s+08° 53’ 11”

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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