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 135578.47702h 54m 37s+12° 56’ 21”
StarHIP 132468.374402h 50m 30s+11° 52’ 13”
StarHIP 132288.723402h 50m 18s+11° 36’ 53”
StarHIP 136117.762402h 55m 23s+10° 27’ 26”
StarHIP 135388.361402h 54m 20s+11° 18’ 34”
StarHIP 133668.320202h 51m 58s+11° 22’ 15”
StarHIP 133648.324602h 51m 57s+11° 18’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 113413.102h 53m 41s+13° 00’ 55”
GalaxyIC 26713.802h 53m 50s+12° 50’ 54”

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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