The asteroid 4 Vesta

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From Cambridge , 4 Vesta is visible between 18:16 and 03:21. It will become accessible around 18:16, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:47, 55° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:21 when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:6.48 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.00 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:03h08m [1]
Declination:+08°09' [1]
Distance:1.58 AU
13.14 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Eccentricity:0.088612
Inclination:7.14°
Longitude ascending node:103.81°
Argument of perihelion:150.82°
Epoch of elements:13 November 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:150.09°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
Events
12 Nov 2019  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
04 Mar 2021  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
23 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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