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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 16296003h 30m 05s+11° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 167157.953803h 35m 03s+11° 02’ 45”
StarHIP 164786.782803h 32m 11s+11° 32’ 33”
StarHIP 165048.479203h 32m 27s+10° 44’ 16”
StarHIP 164978.32703h 32m 25s+12° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 168388.805803h 36m 42s+12° 28’ 27”
StarHIP 166158.559603h 33m 48s+10° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 163225.125403h 30m 24s+11° 20’ 11”
StarHIP 163256.836803h 30m 26s+10° 27’ 31”
StarHIP 168228.316203h 36m 27s+12° 00’ 26”
StarHIP 167388.219403h 35m 19s+11° 23’ 48”
StarHIP 169347.77403h 37m 54s+09° 55’ 58”

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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