The asteroid 4 Vesta

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From Fairfield , 4 Vesta is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:40, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:24, 59° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:03, 44° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Magnitude:7.12 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.28 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:11h42m [1]
Declination:+10°46' [1]
Distance:1.60 AU
13.34 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Longitude ascending node:103.81°
Argument of perihelion:150.92°
Epoch of elements:17 December 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:258.57°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

04 Mar 2021  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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
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