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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 516448.254610h 33m 05s+19° 33’ 59”
StarHIP 518748.24810h 35m 55s+18° 02’ 44”
StarHIP 519008.33110h 36m 12s+18° 39’ 11”
StarHIP 520158.326810h 37m 36s+18° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 520288.649810h 37m 48s+19° 58’ 34”
StarHIP 520828.40510h 38m 32s+19° 36’ 54”
StarHIP 522077.834410h 39m 58s+18° 03’ 45”
StarHIP 522128.257410h 40m 03s+19° 14’ 25”
StarHIP 522828.166410h 41m 00s+18° 51’ 31”
StarHIP 523148.757610h 41m 21s+20° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 523568.514810h 41m 59s+18° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 523927.010610h 42m 31s+18° 13’ 11”
StarHIP 524157.63910h 42m 52s+18° 22’ 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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