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Asteroid (18) Melpomene at magnitude +10.3 passes the magnitude +7.68 star HD 19219 in the constellation Cetus at 07:25 UT, 8th February 2017.

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Asteroid (18) Melpomene, at magnitude +9.7 is currently passing 70 Cetus

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Asteroid (18) Melpomene is at Opposition in the constellation Cetus on the 23rd October 2016.

Magnitude: 8.0 
Distance to Earth: 0.832 AU
Distance to Sun: 1.801 AU



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Asteroid (18) Melpomene is at Opposition in the constellation Libra on the 2nd May 2015. 

Magnitude: 10.3 
Distance to Earth: 1.750 AU 
Distance to Sun: 2.736 AU 

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Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   Mag
2015 04 30 000000 14 55 38.7 -01 02 36   1.754   2.738  164.8   5.5  10.3
2015 05 01 000000 14 54 42.5 -00 56 31   1.752   2.737  164.9   5.5  10.3
2015 05 02 000000 14 53 46.0 -00 50 34   1.751   2.736  164.9   5.5  10.3
2015 05 03 000000 14 52 49.2 -00 44 43   1.749   2.735  164.9   5.5  10.3
2015 05 04 000000 14 51 52.2 -00 39 01   1.749   2.734  164.7   5.6  10.3
2015 05 05 000000 14 50 55.1 -00 33 27   1.748   2.733  164.5   5.7  10.3
2015 05 06 000000 14 49 57.9 -00 28 01   1.748   2.732  164.1   5.8  10.3
2015 05 07 000000 14 49 00.7 -00 22 44   1.748   2.731  163.7   5.9  10.3
2015 05 08 000000 14 48 03.6 -00 17 36   1.748   2.730  163.2   6.1  10.3
2015 05 09 000000 14 47 06.5 -00 12 38   1.749   2.729  162.7   6.3  10.3
2015 05 10 000000 14 46 09.6 -00 07 49   1.750   2.728  162.1   6.5  10.3
2015 05 11 000000 14 45 13.0 -00 03 10   1.751   2.727  161.4   6.8  10.4
2015 05 12 000000 14 44 16.6 +00 01 19   1.752   2.726  160.7   7.0  10.4
2015 05 13 000000 14 43 20.6 +00 05 38   1.754   2.725  159.9   7.3  10.4
2015 05 14 000000 14 42 25.0 +00 09 45   1.756   2.724  159.1   7.6  10.4
2015 05 15 000000 14 41 29.8 +00 13 42   1.758   2.722  158.3   7.9  10.4
2015 05 16 000000 14 40 35.2 +00 17 28   1.760   2.721  157.4   8.2  10.4
2015 05 17 000000 14 39 41.1 +00 21 03   1.763   2.720  156.5   8.5  10.4
2015 05 18 000000 14 38 47.7 +00 24 26   1.766   2.719  155.6   8.8  10.4
2015 05 19 000000 14 37 55.0 +00 27 37   1.769   2.718  154.7   9.2  10.5
2015 05 20 000000 14 37 03.0 +00 30 37   1.772   2.717  153.7   9.5  10.5
2015 05 21 000000 14 36 11.8 +00 33 25   1.776   2.716  152.8   9.8  10.5
2015 05 22 000000 14 35 21.5 +00 36 01   1.780   2.715  151.8  10.1  10.5
2015 05 23 000000 14 34 32.0 +00 38 25   1.784   2.713  150.8  10.5  10.5
2015 05 24 000000 14 33 43.5 +00 40 37   1.789   2.712  149.8  10.8  10.5
2015 05 25 000000 14 32 56.0 +00 42 36   1.793   2.711  148.9  11.1  10.6
2015 05 26 000000 14 32 09.5 +00 44 24   1.798   2.710  147.9  11.5  10.6
2015 05 27 000000 14 31 24.1 +00 45 59   1.803   2.709  146.9  11.8  10.6
2015 05 28 000000 14 30 39.8 +00 47 22   1.808   2.707  145.9  12.1  10.6
2015 05 29 000000 14 29 56.6 +00 48 33   1.814   2.706  144.8  12.5  10.6
2015 05 30 000000 14 29 14.6 +00 49 32   1.820   2.705  143.8  12.8  10.6
2015 05 31 000000 14 28 33.8 +00 50 19   1.826   2.704  142.8  13.1  10.6


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Asteroid (18) Melpomene is at Opposition in constellation the Cancer on the 28th January 2014 

Magnitude: 9.3 
Distance to Earth: 1.376 AU 
Distance to Sun center: 2.357 AU



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Asteroid (18) Melpomene is at Opposition on the 24th June, 2012.

Magnitude: 9.4
Distance to Earth: 1.325 AU  
Distance to Sun center: 2.322 AU 

 

Finder chart for Asteroid 18 Melpomene.

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Asteroid 18 Melpomene


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Ephemeris

Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   V  
2012 05 31 000000 18 34 52.3 -08 15 21   1.463   2.381  147.6  13.2   9.9
2012 06 02 000000 18 33 34.7 -08 12 09   1.447   2.377  149.5  12.5   9.8
2012 06 04 000000 18 32 10.9 -08 09 31   1.431   2.372  151.4  11.8   9.8
2012 06 06 000000 18 30 41.2 -08 07 28   1.417   2.367  153.3  11.1   9.7
2012 06 08 000000 18 29 05.9 -08 06 02   1.403   2.362  155.1  10.4   9.7
2012 06 10 000000 18 27 25.3 -08 05 14   1.390   2.358  156.9   9.7   9.6
2012 06 12 000000 18 25 39.7 -08 05 05   1.378   2.353  158.5   9.1   9.6
2012 06 14 000000 18 23 49.6 -08 05 37   1.367   2.348  160.1   8.5   9.6
2012 06 16 000000 18 21 55.5 -08 06 49   1.357   2.343  161.6   7.9   9.5
2012 06 18 000000 18 19 57.8 -08 08 44   1.348   2.338  162.8   7.4   9.5
2012 06 20 000000 18 17 57.1 -08 11 21   1.340   2.334  163.8   7.0   9.4
2012 06 22 000000 18 15 54.1 -08 14 40   1.333   2.329  164.5   6.7   9.4
2012 06 24 000000 18 13 49.2 -08 18 42   1.327   2.324  164.9   6.5   9.4
2012 06 26 000000 18 11 43.3 -08 23 27   1.322   2.319  164.9   6.6   9.4
2012 06 28 000000 18 09 36.9 -08 28 53   1.318   2.314  164.5   6.7   9.4
2012 06 30 000000 18 07 30.6 -08 35 00   1.315   2.309  163.8   7.0   9.4
2012 07 02 000000 18 05 25.1 -08 41 47   1.313   2.304  162.8   7.5   9.4
2012 07 04 000000 18 03 21.1 -08 49 14   1.312   2.299  161.5   8.0   9.4
2012 07 06 000000 18 01 19.0 -08 57 18   1.312   2.294  160.1   8.7   9.4
2012 07 08 000000 17 59 19.5 -09 06 00   1.313   2.289  158.5   9.4   9.4
2012 07 10 000000 17 57 23.2 -09 15 17   1.315   2.284  156.7  10.1   9.5


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Asteroid (18) Melpomene is a large, bright main-belt asteroid. It is composed of silicates and metals.
It was discovered by J. R. Hind on June 24, 1852, and named after Melpomene, the Muse of tragedy in Greek mythology.
Melpomene occulted the star SAO 114159 on December 11, 1978. A possible Melpomenean satellite with a diameter at least 37 km was detected. The satellite candidate received a provisional designation S/1978 (18) 1.

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Google earth file: Asteroid (18) Melpomene 2011.kmz (8kb, kmz)



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