(18) Melpomene
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Opposition5 May 202210.32.715 AU1.729 AU15h09m-01°36'164.5°5.7°
Today17 May 202210.42.701 AU1.730 AU14h58m-00°42'159.6°7.5°
(18) Melpomene - 2022-05-17

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the body's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below. (Left-click and drag to rotate the view; Right-click and drag to move the view; Use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the minor planet's magnitude.

The all-sky chart below shows the path of the minor planet over the same period as the light curve. The current position is marked yellow.

The following chart shows the path of the minor planet in the next few days. The field of view is optimized for (~10x50) binoculars and finderscopes. A more printer-friendly version of the same chart can be found below.