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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 65714013h 28m 20s-02° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 657087.36513h 28m 18s-00° 50’ 21”
StarHIP 659206.79413h 30m 51s-03° 02’ 59”
StarHIP 657966.302413h 29m 14s-01° 21’ 51”
StarHIP 658408.5813h 29m 47s-01° 23’ 48”
StarHIP 658797.817413h 30m 14s-01° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 654788.327213h 25m 13s-02° 13’ 31”
StarHIP 659348.774213h 31m 01s-02° 49’ 00”
StarHIP 653998.208613h 24m 14s-02° 06’ 26”
StarHIP 659827.271613h 31m 40s-02° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 659438.450613h 31m 10s-02° 15’ 43”
StarHIP 655455.95413h 26m 11s-01° 11’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 518313.513h 30m 06s-01° 43’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 518413.513h 30m 11s-01° 39’ 46”

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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