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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 101942020h 39m 29s-22° 29’ 45”
StarHIP 1013247.68820h 32m 13s-22° 09’ 17”
StarHIP 1016018.305820h 35m 28s-23° 32’ 09”
StarHIP 1014437.41220h 33m 30s-22° 13’ 54”
StarHIP 1017748.245420h 37m 35s-21° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 1016588.88420h 36m 23s-22° 42’ 40”
StarHIP 1018587.163820h 38m 25s-20° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 1013298.030820h 32m 15s-22° 09’ 42”
StarHIP 1021468.025420h 41m 52s-23° 08’ 11”
StarHIP 1017857.385420h 37m 43s-22° 26’ 34”
StarHIP 1022518.972420h 43m 07s-21° 57’ 45”
StarHIP 1015008.125220h 34m 07s-23° 14’ 58”
StarHIP 1018498.46920h 38m 20s-21° 25’ 27”
StarHIP 1021758.429420h 42m 11s-23° 00’ 04”

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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