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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 55988011h 28m 27s+07° 31’ 12”
StarHIP 56571011h 35m 50s+08° 03’ 34”
StarHIP 565378.712811h 35m 34s+06° 31’ 18”
StarHIP 560796.69111h 29m 39s+07° 35’ 57”
StarHIP 561368.108211h 30m 25s+09° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 565748.060411h 35m 56s+06° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 563558.075211h 33m 07s+07° 24’ 39”
StarHIP 562347.751811h 31m 39s+07° 51’ 48”
StarHIP 559858.12111h 28m 26s+08° 32’ 49”
StarHIP 563868.231211h 33m 32s+07° 58’ 43”

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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