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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 1035958.136620h 59m 24s-20° 26’ 39”
StarHIP 1032187.986820h 54m 43s-20° 56’ 57”
StarHIP 1038088.82321h 02m 07s-21° 19’ 56”
StarHIP 1033987.35220h 56m 52s-22° 00’ 20”
StarHIP 1034808.686820h 57m 55s-20° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 1029087.117220h 50m 54s-21° 18’ 43”
StarHIP 1030277.238620h 52m 21s-21° 13’ 51”
StarHIP 1032748.17920h 55m 18s-22° 07’ 25”
StarHIP 1034698.643620h 57m 46s-21° 33’ 23”

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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