The asteroid 4 Vesta

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From Fairfield , 4 Vesta is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 4° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:8.14 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.29 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:13h59m [1]
Declination:-07°19' [1]
Distance:2.95 AU
24.57 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Eccentricity:0.088394
Inclination:7.14°
Longitude ascending node:103.81°
Argument of perihelion:150.97°
Epoch of elements:27 March 2021
Mean Anomaly at epoch:285.67°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
Visibility from Fairfield

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Events
22 Aug 2022  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
21 Dec 2023  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
03 May 2025  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
13 Oct 2026  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
31 Jan 2028  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
10 Jul 2029  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
24 Nov 2030  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
20 Mar 2032  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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