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 5568.158400h 06m 46s-04° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 5158.672800h 06m 13s-01° 53’ 13”
StarHIP 4387.85300h 05m 18s-01° 47’ 38”
StarHIP 5698.200200h 06m 53s-03° 37’ 32”
StarHIP 8036.710800h 09m 55s-02° 33’ 40”
StarHIP 9317.463800h 11m 35s-03° 04’ 40”
StarHIP 10337.236200h 12m 55s-03° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 9066.63400h 11m 09s-03° 19’ 16”
StarHIP 6646.070200h 08m 12s-02° 26’ 51”
StarHIP 8927.817800h 10m 56s-02° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 6356.445200h 07m 44s-02° 32’ 55”
StarHIP 7006.978400h 08m 43s-02° 13’ 21”
StarHIP 4537.478600h 05m 25s-03° 51’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 783213.300h 06m 28s-03° 42’ 56”

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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