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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 534948.540610h 56m 36s+17° 39’ 20”
StarHIP 531248.270810h 52m 02s+16° 05’ 44”
StarHIP 531778.537410h 52m 40s+16° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 534397.163810h 55m 56s+18° 09’ 10”
StarHIP 532258.356610h 53m 13s+16° 58’ 32”
StarHIP 527688.920210h 47m 22s+16° 55’ 20”
StarHIP 530318.103810h 51m 02s+16° 03’ 14”
StarHIP 529267.021210h 49m 26s+17° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 527187.454610h 46m 41s+16° 32’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 342614.010h 51m 41s+18° 28’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 345414.010h 54m 28s+17° 20’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 345513.110h 54m 31s+17° 17’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 345713.210h 54m 48s+17° 37’ 18”
GalaxyIC 64213.810h 48m 08s+18° 11’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 337012.410h 47m 03s+17° 16’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 344713.910h 53m 23s+16° 46’ 23”

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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