The asteroid 4 Vesta

Image of 4 Vesta
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From Ashburn , 4 Vesta is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 10° from it.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Magnitude:7.95 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:22h40m [1]
Declination:-12°56' [1]
Distance:3.30 AU
27.42 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):36.93
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Longitude ascending node:103.81°
Argument of perihelion:150.69°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:68.74°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
12 Nov 2019  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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
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