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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 ascension8h 8.5m
Declination24° 51'
ConstellationCancer
Magnitude7.9
Distance from Earth2.401 AU
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.422 AU
Perihelion 2.151 AU
(22/09/2014)
Aphelion 2.572 AU
Period3.63 years
Eccentricity0.089136
Inclination to ecliptic 7.1°
Epoch16/02/2017
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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