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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 680017.801613h 55m 32s-09° 31’ 25”
StarHIP 680246.521613h 55m 47s-09° 33’ 35”
StarHIP 680386.796413h 55m 53s-09° 45’ 19”
StarHIP 681077.62213h 56m 36s-10° 02’ 01”
StarHIP 681238.84913h 56m 47s-10° 46’ 26”
StarHIP 681988.615213h 57m 44s-10° 55’ 28”
StarHIP 684308.25214h 00m 32s-08° 20’ 56”
StarHIP 68483014h 01m 13s-10° 22’ 38”
StarHIP 685188.604414h 01m 38s-09° 56’ 24”
StarHIP 686388.66914h 03m 00s-09° 30’ 33”
StarHIP 686717.624214h 03m 27s-10° 58’ 02”
StarHIP 686797.317214h 03m 31s-10° 43’ 52”
StarHIP 68689014h 03m 37s-10° 36’ 14”
StarHIP 687097.16314h 03m 57s-09° 44’ 42”
StarHIP 687488.326814h 04m 19s-09° 31’ 45”
StarHIP 687526.64114h 04m 21s-09° 15’ 27”
StarHIP 688058.029414h 05m 10s-09° 02’ 54”
GalaxyIC 97113.314h 03m 52s-10° 08’ 21”

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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