The asteroid 18 Melpomene

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From Cambridge , 18 Melpomene is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:29 (EST) – 4 hours and 10 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 25° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:31.

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Name 18 Melpomene
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Magnitude:11.73 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:17h43m [1]
Declination:-14°23' [1]
Distance:2.88 AU
23.95 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):41.01
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.30 AU
Eccentricity:0.217852
Inclination:10.13°
Longitude ascending node:150.41°
Argument of perihelion:227.91°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:238.98°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.80 AU
Aphelion:2.80 AU
Orbital period:3.48 years
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42.38°N
71.11°W
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