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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 90700018h 30m 18s-21° 11’ 57”
StarHIP 90710018h 30m 26s-20° 57’ 06”
StarHIP 91130018h 35m 20s-22° 05’ 27”
StarHIP 911326.454218h 35m 21s-20° 50’ 25”
StarHIP 912387.493818h 36m 39s-20° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 913048.43818h 37m 27s-21° 29’ 45”
StarHIP 908118.10418h 31m 28s-21° 14’ 57”
StarHIP 914385.79518h 38m 53s-21° 03’ 05”
StarHIP 909668.545418h 33m 21s-22° 37’ 14”
StarHIP 910838.347618h 34m 41s-22° 32’ 47”
StarHIP 913475.922218h 37m 54s-21° 23’ 51”
StarHIP 914877.934818h 39m 30s-21° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 909787.936818h 33m 28s-20° 22’ 05”

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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