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 62022012h 42m 47s+02° 44’ 40”
StarHIP 616438.17612h 38m 13s+01° 58’ 47”
StarHIP 617148.513612h 38m 58s+02° 56’ 21”
StarHIP 616376.341812h 38m 04s+03° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 614287.003612h 35m 16s+02° 15’ 39”
StarHIP 616585.558812h 38m 22s+01° 51’ 16”
StarHIP 615298.918612h 36m 21s+01° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 620167.946212h 42m 38s+02° 34’ 36”
GalaxyNGC 454414.012h 35m 36s+03° 02’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 453611.112h 34m 26s+02° 11’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 459913.612h 40m 26s+01° 11’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 460013.612h 40m 22s+03° 07’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 452711.312h 34m 08s+02° 39’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 458113.312h 38m 04s+01° 28’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 463610.412h 42m 49s+02° 41’ 17”

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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