The asteroid 18 Melpomene

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From Cambridge , 18 Melpomene will become visible around 19:01 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:44.

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Name 18 Melpomene
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:10.57 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.51 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.25 [1]
Right ascension:19h08m [1]
Declination:-19°43' [1]
Distance:1.93 AU
16.06 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.30 AU
Eccentricity:0.217674
Inclination:10.13°
Longitude ascending node:150.38°
Argument of perihelion:227.95°
Epoch of elements:27 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:267.25°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.80 AU
Aphelion:2.80 AU
Orbital period:3.48 years
Events
02 Feb 2021  –  Asteroid 18 Melpomene at opposition
05 Nov 2023  –  Asteroid 18 Melpomene at opposition
09 Jul 2026  –  Asteroid 18 Melpomene at opposition
07 Feb 2028  –  Asteroid 18 Melpomene at opposition
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42.38°N
71.11°W
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