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 79743016h 16m 28s-21° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 80062016h 20m 30s-20° 06’ 51”
StarHIP 80440016h 25m 13s-21° 56’ 11”
StarHIP 800856.659216h 20m 43s-21° 50’ 26”
StarHIP 799108.950216h 18m 39s-21° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 801098.653416h 21m 08s-19° 56’ 40”
StarHIP 800198.024216h 20m 03s-20° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 798398.31916h 17m 47s-21° 54’ 01”
StarHIP 800098.102416h 19m 55s-20° 46’ 56”
StarHIP 801308.573616h 21m 21s-22° 06’ 32”
StarHIP 800637.523416h 20m 30s-20° 07’ 03”
StarHIP 797856.608216h 16m 58s-21° 18’ 14”
StarHIP 800247.34316h 20m 05s-20° 03’ 22”
StarHIP 800888.950816h 20m 50s-22° 35’ 38”
StarHIP 799456.198616h 19m 07s-20° 13’ 04”
StarHIP 802768.942216h 23m 11s-21° 16’ 59”
StarHIP 800598.545216h 20m 28s-21° 30’ 32”

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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