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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 721688.003814h 45m 39s-11° 25’ 20”
StarHIP 722398.537814h 46m 24s-10° 29’ 48”
StarHIP 722997.96614h 47m 05s-11° 22’ 08”
StarHIP 723018.765814h 47m 05s-11° 33’ 04”
StarHIP 724787.459214h 49m 10s-10° 49’ 37”
StarHIP 725967.0814h 50m 36s-12° 01’ 05”
StarHIP 726688.67314h 51m 28s-10° 32’ 58”
StarHIP 727458.947614h 52m 19s-09° 57’ 11”
StarHIP 727507.854214h 52m 21s-11° 28’ 22”
StarHIP 727587.916814h 52m 27s-11° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 729345.694814h 54m 22s-11° 53’ 53”
StarHIP 730318.003214h 55m 31s-10° 16’ 53”
GalaxyPGC 5294013.414h 49m 32s-10° 09’ 48”
GalaxyPGC 5309313.914h 52m 10s-10° 44’ 27”

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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