The asteroid 4 Vesta

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From Cambridge , 4 Vesta is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 9° below the horizon at dawn.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:8.18 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:00h36m [1]
Declination:-01°30' [1]
Distance:3.29 AU
27.35 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):37.17
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Eccentricity:0.088743
Inclination:7.14°
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
Events
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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