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):

StarHIP 23437.431600h 29m 55s-01° 07’ 03”
StarHIP 25858.599400h 32m 49s-00° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 23236.74500h 29m 39s-02° 50’ 25”
StarHIP 24967.063800h 31m 40s-01° 47’ 37”
StarHIP 22088.442800h 27m 55s-01° 40’ 53”
StarHIP 26548.698800h 33m 38s-02° 44’ 06”
StarHIP 27358.646600h 34m 55s-01° 18’ 36”
StarHIP 26988.500200h 34m 15s-02° 23’ 52”
StarHIP 23337.73400h 29m 50s-00° 19’ 15”
StarHIP 26417.155200h 33m 29s-00° 36’ 31”
StarHIP 27875.905400h 35m 32s-00° 30’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 16114.000h 35m 34s-02° 50’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 12413.800h 27m 52s-01° 48’ 37”

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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