4 Vesta live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 4 Vesta 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 4 Vesta (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1107076.626822h 25m 48s-20° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 1107588.205622h 26m 18s-18° 00’ 39”
StarHIP 1104758.672222h 22m 39s-19° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 1107358.720822h 26m 04s-18° 21’ 22”
StarHIP 1104247.807622h 21m 59s-19° 26’ 06”
StarHIP 1104537.919622h 22m 22s-20° 10’ 16”
StarHIP 1103798.108422h 21m 24s-18° 30’ 20”
StarHIP 1105288.0622h 23m 30s-20° 18’ 49”
StarHIP 1107558.114422h 26m 17s-18° 33’ 48”
StarHIP 1108298.625222h 27m 12s-19° 26’ 35”
StarHIP 1109828.18522h 29m 06s-20° 24’ 31”
GalaxyIC 521014.022h 22m 31s-18° 52’ 13”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 4 Vesta

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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