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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 8.050954
Declination: 23.319430 (J2000)
Magnitude: 6.25
Constellation: Cancer
Solar Elongation: 177.0°

Distance of 4 Vesta from the Sun: 374930825 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 4 Vesta from the Earth: 227880825 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 10 May 2018 09:56 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of 4 Vesta with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Asteroid 4 Vesta:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 390776.81407h 59m 42s+23° 10’ 58”
StarHIP 390878.054407h 59m 46s+23° 05’ 13”
StarHIP 391946.259408h 01m 00s+23° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 392238.860808h 01m 22s+22° 21’ 30”
StarHIP 392357.1408h 01m 30s+23° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 393447.806808h 02m 33s+21° 52’ 19”
StarHIP 393878.892408h 03m 08s+24° 35’ 22”
StarHIP 394476.721608h 03m 50s+22° 04’ 14”
StarHIP 394658.581808h 03m 58s+23° 24’ 20”
StarHIP 395288.31608h 04m 42s+24° 19’ 48”
StarHIP 395468.282608h 04m 52s+23° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 396595.820808h 06m 18s+22° 38’ 07”
StarHIP 396817.115208h 06m 34s+22° 27’ 24”
StarHIP 396868.8908h 06m 36s+24° 08’ 48”
StarHIP 397057.657808h 06m 56s+22° 46’ 31”
StarHIP 397888.830208h 07m 50s+22° 46’ 57”
StarHIP 397907.93708h 07m 51s+24° 01’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 248113.607h 57m 13s+23° 46’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 251213.908h 03m 07s+23° 23’ 32”

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