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 3278000h 41m 46s+00° 09’ 57”
StarHIP 36748.404600h 47m 01s-01° 15’ 08”
StarHIP 38428.699800h 49m 17s-01° 37’ 33”
StarHIP 38896.487600h 49m 54s-00° 13’ 26”
StarHIP 37637.489400h 48m 20s-00° 29’ 20”
StarHIP 35917.593800h 45m 54s+00° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 37388.398400h 48m 00s-00° 14’ 32”
StarHIP 35406.967400h 45m 10s+00° 15’ 12”
StarHIP 34818.991400h 44m 26s+00° 31’ 30”
StarHIP 35828.883600h 45m 44s-01° 11’ 05”
StarHIP 37778.112200h 48m 33s+00° 22’ 55”
StarHIP 36658.398200h 46m 52s+00° 22’ 37”
StarHIP 31838.447600h 40m 32s-01° 46’ 15”
StarHIP 32648.53100h 41m 32s-01° 17’ 58”
GalaxyUGC 43914.000h 41m 21s-01° 42’ 50”
GalaxyNGC 22713.100h 42m 36s-01° 31’ 36”
GalaxyNGC 24513.100h 46m 05s-01° 43’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 23713.600h 43m 28s-00° 07’ 24”

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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