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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 834227.25117h 03m 04s-27° 05’ 51”
StarHIP 835086.656217h 04m 00s-25° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 835117.707417h 04m 02s-27° 12’ 54”
StarHIP 835666.581417h 04m 43s-25° 38’ 42”
StarHIP 835788.889417h 04m 52s-27° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 836158.145417h 05m 22s-25° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 836747.275417h 06m 05s-26° 34’ 50”
StarHIP 837406.270817h 06m 53s-26° 30’ 46”
StarHIP 838048.43717h 07m 36s-27° 43’ 51”
StarHIP 838098.862217h 07m 40s-27° 42’ 07”
StarHIP 838238.536617h 07m 51s-25° 27’ 30”
StarHIP 838287.079417h 07m 56s-24° 59’ 53”
StarHIP 838788.643817h 08m 36s-26° 50’ 12”
StarHIP 83963017h 09m 48s-27° 16’ 59”
StarHIP 840768.291817h 11m 20s-25° 01’ 53”
StarHIP 841037.652617h 11m 36s-26° 42’ 08”
StarHIP 841446.650417h 12m 10s-27° 02’ 31”
StarHIP 841476.517217h 12m 13s-25° 15’ 18”
StarHIP 841608.769817h 12m 20s-25° 39’ 13”
StarHIP 841818.268417h 12m 31s-25° 13’ 37”
StarHIP 841928.398817h 12m 36s-27° 01’ 09”

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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