The asteroid 18 Melpomene

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From Ashburn (click to change), 18 Melpomene is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 11° from it.

Name 18 Melpomene
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:11.88 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:14h30m [1]
Declination:-07°23' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.30 AU
Eccentricity:0.218393
Inclination:10.13°
Longitude ascending node:150.46°
Argument of perihelion:227.85°
Epoch of elements:30 June 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:182.37°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.79 AU
Aphelion:2.80 AU
Orbital period:3.48 years
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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