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Asteroid 9 Metis

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view=60°, Limiting magnitude=5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view=2°, Limiting magnitude=12)
 
Position
Right ascension17h 7.2m
Declination-26° 26'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Magnitude11.0
Distance from Earth2.114 AU
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.647 AU
Perihelion 2.094 AU
(25/06/2016)
Aphelion 2.679 AU
Period3.69 years
Eccentricity0.122538
Inclination to ecliptic 5.6°
Epoch23/03/2018
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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