Asteroid 1998 OR2
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 1998 OR2 is 14h 52m 18s and the Declination is -15° 33’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 1998 OR2 is 18.57 (JPL).
- 1998 OR2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 1998 OR2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 1998 OR2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 1998 OR2 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 1998 OR2 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 1998 OR2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 1998 OR2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 1998 OR2 from Earth is currently 249,661,155 kilometers, equivalent to 1.668882 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 52.7800 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1998 OR2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1998 OR2 from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 1998 OR2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 1998 OR2 to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 1998 OR2 to Earth happens on Mon Apr 17 2079 at a distance of 0.012028 Astronomical Units, or 1,799,340 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1998 OR2, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.01074111 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Dec-19 12:27:40
|Argument of perihelion||peri||174.5804742614°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||26.941546107138°|
Visualization of Asteroid 1998 OR2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1998 OR2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1998 OR2 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Asteroid 1998 OR2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1998 OR2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1998 OR2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Dec 04||14h 17m 48s||-12° 13’ 05”||18.61||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 05||14h 22m 06s||-12° 39’ 19”||18.60||Libra|
|2023 Dec 06||14h 26m 26s||-13° 05’ 17”||18.60||Libra|
|2023 Dec 07||14h 30m 47s||-13° 31’ 00”||18.59||Libra|
|2023 Dec 08||14h 35m 07s||-13° 56’ 26”||18.59||Libra|
|2023 Dec 09||14h 39m 29s||-14° 21’ 33”||18.58||Libra|
|2023 Dec 10||14h 43m 50s||-14° 46’ 22”||18.58||Libra|
|2023 Dec 11||14h 48m 15s||-15° 10’ 50”||18.57||Libra|
|2023 Dec 12||14h 52m 38s||-15° 34’ 58”||18.57||Libra|
|2023 Dec 13||14h 57m 02s||-15° 58’ 44”||18.56||Libra|
|2023 Dec 14||15h 01m 28s||-16° 22’ 09”||18.56||Libra|
|2023 Dec 15||15h 05m 53s||-16° 45’ 10”||18.56||Libra|
|2023 Dec 16||15h 10m 20s||-17° 07’ 46”||18.56||Libra|
|2023 Dec 17||15h 14m 48s||-17° 30’ 00”||18.55||Libra|