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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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Asteroid (18) Melpomene is at Opposition on the 17th March, 2011.

Distance to Sun=2.744 AU 
Distance to Earth=1.754 AU 
Magnitude=10.16 

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 Date__(UT)__HR:MN     R.A._(ICRF/J2000.0)_DEC  Mag
2011-Mar-16 00:00 12 00 31.35 +07 32 05.4 10.17
2011-Mar-17 00:00 11 59 37.23 +07 41 10.4 10.16
2011-Mar-18 00:00 11 58 42.96 +07 50 11.1 10.17
2011-Mar-19 00:00 11 57 48.61 +07 59 07.0 10.17
2011-Mar-20 00:00 11 56 54.24 +08 07 57.7 10.18
2011-Mar-21 00:00 11 55 59.90 +08 16 42.7 10.20
2011-Mar-22 00:00 11 55 05.66 +08 25 21.5 10.21
2011-Mar-23 00:00 11 54 11.56 +08 33 53.8 10.23
2011-Mar-24 00:00 11 53 17.68 +08 42 19.0 10.25
2011-Mar-25 00:00 11 52 24.08 +08 50 36.7 10.28
2011-Mar-26 00:00 11 51 30.80 +08 58 46.5 10.30
2011-Mar-27 00:00 11 50 37.91 +09 06 48.0 10.32
2011-Mar-28 00:00 11 49 45.47 +09 14 40.8 10.34
2011-Mar-29 00:00 11 48 53.54 +09 22 24.5 10.36
2011-Mar-30 00:00 11 48 02.18 +09 29 58.7 10.39

18 Melpomene is a large, bright main-belt asteroid. It is composed of silicates and metals.
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