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 8946001h 55m 13s+07° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 9560002h 02m 50s+05° 42’ 27”
StarHIP 89517.53901h 55m 18s+06° 26’ 14”
StarHIP 94317.883802h 01m 07s+05° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 93436.651201h 59m 58s+06° 02’ 07”
StarHIP 93557.260202h 00m 12s+06° 55’ 05”
StarHIP 93308.191201h 59m 48s+04° 35’ 30”
StarHIP 92538.351601h 58m 56s+06° 40’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 74112.301h 56m 20s+05° 37’ 45”

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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