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 12986002h 47m 00s+07° 44’ 50”
StarHIP 13173002h 49m 25s+07° 51’ 59”
StarHIP 13449002h 53m 11s+06° 56’ 59”
StarHIP 131108.6802h 48m 33s+08° 55’ 11”
StarHIP 136795.926402h 56m 13s+08° 22’ 54”
StarHIP 130187.500202h 47m 23s+09° 18’ 28”
StarHIP 134956.512202h 53m 46s+09° 20’ 09”
StarHIP 131998.564802h 49m 52s+08° 56’ 22”
StarHIP 133328.319602h 51m 35s+07° 32’ 59”
StarHIP 133038.485402h 51m 12s+08° 17’ 20”
StarHIP 135397.442802h 54m 20s+07° 40’ 48”
StarHIP 134228.681402h 52m 50s+08° 36’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 110713.502h 49m 19s+08° 05’ 34”

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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