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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 ascension12h 25.2m
Declination0° 51'
ConstellationVirgo
Magnitude11.6
Distance from Earth3.235 AU
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.528 AU
Perihelion 2.096 AU
(24/06/2016)
Aphelion 2.679 AU
Period3.69 years
Eccentricity0.122113
Inclination to ecliptic 5.6°
Epoch04/09/2017
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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