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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 10.990461
Declination: 15.910425 (J2000)
Magnitude: 9.61
Constellation: Leo
Solar Elongation: 141.6°

Distance of 9 Metis from the Sun: 337297987 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 9 Metis from the Earth: 209291082 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 23 Jun 2016 11:16 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of 9 Metis with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Asteroid 9 Metis:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 533668.418410h 54m 46s+15° 11’ 48”
StarHIP 535777.882610h 57m 37s+15° 45’ 41”
StarHIP 536358.742810h 58m 21s+16° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 537107.840210h 59m 21s+15° 32’ 25”
StarHIP 537468.071410h 59m 48s+16° 23’ 14”
StarHIP 538817.543811h 01m 25s+15° 00’ 37”
StarHIP 53947011h 02m 18s+16° 30’ 34”
StarHIP 53953011h 02m 19s+16° 30’ 31”
StarHIP 539658.15311h 02m 24s+16° 52’ 46”
StarHIP 540898.775411h 04m 05s+16° 15’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 348512.711h 00m 02s+14° 50’ 35”

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