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Asteroid 9 Metis

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view=60°, Limiting magnitude=5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view=2°, Limiting magnitude=12)
 
Position
Right ascension17h 2.0m
Declination-24° 23'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Magnitude11.8
Distance from Earth3.371 AU
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.665 AU
Perihelion 2.093 AU
(15/10/2012)
Aphelion 2.679 AU
Period3.69 years
Eccentricity0.122696
Inclination to ecliptic 5.6°
Epoch18/04/2013
Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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