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Asteroid 4 Vesta

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view=60°, Limiting magnitude=5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view=5°, Limiting magnitude=10)
 
Position
Right ascension16h 27.3m
Declination-19° 57'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Magnitude7.9
Distance from Earth2.844 AU
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.157 AU
Perihelion 2.154 AU
(04/02/2011)
Aphelion 2.571 AU
Period3.63 years
Eccentricity0.088257
Inclination to ecliptic 7.1°
Epoch18/04/2013
Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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