4 Vesta (Asteroid)

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From Fairfield , 4 Vesta is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 19:36, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:47, 68° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 22° above your western horizon.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object type Asteroid
Current position
Computed for:10 December 2023
Right ascension:06h09m [1]
Declination:+20°03' [1]
Magnitude:6.75 (V) [1]
Distance:1.60 AU
13.35 lightmin [1]
Angular motion (speed):21.94 arcmin/day[1]
Angular motion (pos ang):263.8°
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Longitude ascending node:103.71°
Argument of perihelion:151.66°
Epoch of elements:13 September 2023
Mean Anomaly at epoch:169.35°
Absolute mag (H):3.22 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
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.

21 Dec 2023  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
02 May 2025  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
12 Oct 2026  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
30 Jan 2028  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
09 Jul 2029  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
24 Nov 2030  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
19 Mar 2032  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
07 Sep 2033  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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