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 96710019h 39m 35s-26° 45’ 04”
StarHIP 962738.86519h 34m 33s-27° 09’ 35”
StarHIP 962638.183219h 34m 24s-27° 09’ 08”
StarHIP 968237.510619h 40m 48s-27° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 965668.06519h 37m 52s-28° 48’ 57”
StarHIP 968998.2219h 41m 50s-28° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 964087.909219h 36m 03s-28° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 964387.36519h 36m 25s-28° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 966446.714419h 38m 56s-28° 36’ 25”
StarHIP 961247.083219h 32m 40s-28° 01’ 04”
StarHIP 966457.963419h 38m 56s-27° 22’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 681613.719h 44m 02s-28° 24’ 05”

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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