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 50085010h 13m 32s+12° 39’ 04”
StarHIP 498668.456610h 10m 56s+14° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 503335.25910h 16m 40s+13° 43’ 42”
StarHIP 504798.145610h 18m 26s+13° 56’ 01”
StarHIP 500648.923210h 13m 17s+15° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 495518.802810h 07m 02s+14° 09’ 28”
StarHIP 499296.388210h 11m 38s+13° 21’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 315313.510h 12m 50s+12° 40’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 312113.910h 06m 52s+14° 22’ 21”

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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