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 10153002h 10m 35s+05° 49’ 57”
StarHIP 10500002h 15m 21s+07° 29’ 42”
StarHIP 100476.946202h 09m 22s+05° 59’ 10”
StarHIP 107478.270602h 18m 16s+06° 42’ 13”
StarHIP 100148.827202h 08m 56s+07° 00’ 27”
StarHIP 105528.956802h 15m 53s+06° 37’ 35”
StarHIP 101718.045802h 10m 49s+08° 22’ 07”
StarHIP 102618.954602h 12m 01s+06° 38’ 49”
StarHIP 98828.27902h 07m 09s+07° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 104426.980802h 14m 32s+06° 39’ 03”
StarHIP 100098.744202h 08m 55s+07° 17’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 86411.702h 15m 27s+06° 00’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 82713.802h 08m 56s+07° 58’ 18”

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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