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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 505358.294810h 19m 16s+14° 40’ 05”
StarHIP 505608.842210h 19m 39s+15° 44’ 39”
StarHIP 507556.1710h 21m 50s+14° 58’ 32”
StarHIP 507848.774210h 22m 10s+16° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 508297.23510h 22m 43s+15° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 508848.702410h 23m 25s+13° 54’ 19”
StarHIP 509118.575410h 23m 47s+14° 49’ 20”
StarHIP 510808.422810h 26m 11s+14° 54’ 00”
StarHIP 512017.782210h 27m 28s+15° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 512777.452210h 28m 25s+14° 45’ 12”
StarHIP 512797.285410h 28m 26s+15° 45’ 20”
GalaxyPGC 3037810.210h 22m 34s+13° 42’ 48”
GalaxyUGC 564614.010h 25m 53s+14° 21’ 43”

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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