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 631556.6712h 56m 26s-00° 57’ 15”
StarHIP 633097.980412h 58m 27s-01° 03’ 06”
StarHIP 633617.65312h 58m 59s-02° 04’ 53”
StarHIP 634288.422812h 59m 53s-00° 13’ 49”
StarHIP 634537.521413h 00m 07s-01° 11’ 09”
StarHIP 634968.26613h 00m 38s-02° 33’ 46”
StarHIP 636598.588813h 02m 48s-00° 47’ 39”
StarHIP 638037.046613h 04m 38s-00° 43’ 41”
StarHIP 638558.924813h 05m 11s-01° 09’ 54”
StarHIP 640008.27913h 06m 53s-01° 54’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 490412.813h 00m 58s-00° 01’ 39”
GalaxyIC 84913.813h 07m 38s-00° 56’ 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.

RA:  ()
Dec:  ()
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Share on Google+