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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 890258.086618h 10m 09s-17° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 890607.887618h 10m 37s-16° 49’ 28”
StarHIP 891068.541418h 11m 10s-17° 23’ 00”
StarHIP 891118.304418h 11m 13s-16° 42’ 14”
StarHIP 891648.136618h 11m 47s-16° 53’ 38”
StarHIP 892227.49318h 12m 27s-16° 22’ 50”
StarHIP 892517.537618h 12m 48s-16° 34’ 32”
StarHIP 893848.1818h 14m 25s-18° 09’ 03”
StarHIP 894448.707818h 15m 15s-17° 06’ 17”
StarHIP 894537.503818h 15m 20s-16° 49’ 53”
StarHIP 894706.037618h 15m 30s-18° 39’ 41”
StarHIP 895117.534618h 15m 57s-17° 36’ 28”
StarHIP 89529018h 16m 06s-18° 37’ 02”
StarHIP 895848.142218h 16m 49s-16° 31’ 04”
StarHIP 896095.64718h 17m 11s-17° 22’ 25”
StarHIP 896306.52118h 17m 28s-18° 27’ 48”
StarHIP 897367.597418h 18m 46s-18° 10’ 19”
StarHIP 898236.74818h 19m 50s-17° 45’ 02”
StarHIP 898318.612418h 19m 53s-17° 04’ 22”

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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