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9 Metis live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 9 Metis 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 9 Metis (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 879198.572417h 57m 34s-25° 04’ 56”
StarHIP 880748.014617h 59m 16s-25° 49’ 07”
StarHIP 881426.541418h 00m 11s-24° 17’ 03”
StarHIP 882568.288418h 01m 20s-24° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 883805.352818h 02m 51s-24° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 884408.26918h 03m 22s-25° 54’ 58”
StarHIP 884638.97618h 03m 44s-25° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 884695.9318h 03m 52s-24° 21’ 38”
StarHIP 885068.980218h 04m 23s-24° 26’ 16”
StarHIP 885417.164618h 04m 48s-25° 36’ 20”
StarHIP 885607.354418h 04m 58s-24° 40’ 50”
StarHIP 885816.835618h 05m 10s-24° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 886958.876418h 06m 24s-26° 11’ 55”
StarHIP 887058.262218h 06m 33s-23° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 887988.24218h 07m 34s-25° 34’ 11”
StarHIP 889056.711818h 08m 54s-25° 28’ 22”
StarHIP 889088.749218h 08m 54s-25° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 889788.429818h 09m 41s-24° 42’ 55”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 9 Metis

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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