Asteroid 1998 OR2
Asteroid 1998 OR2 is currently in the constellation of Taurus.
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 1998 OR2 is 04h 54m 53s and the Declination is +25° 49’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 1998 OR2 is 20.80 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 1998 OR2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 1998 OR2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 61° above the horizon.
- 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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.
RA: 04h 54m 53s
Dec: +25° 49’ 40”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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 496,651,394 kilometers, equivalent to 3.319910 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 36.6507 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
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1998 OR2 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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!
View Asteroid 1998 OR2 in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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 May 23||04h 40m 29s||+25° 22’ 55”||20.95||Taurus|
|2023 May 24||04h 42m 24s||+25° 26’ 43”||20.93||Taurus|
|2023 May 25||04h 44m 17s||+25° 30’ 27”||20.91||Taurus|
|2023 May 26||04h 46m 13s||+25° 34’ 06”||20.89||Taurus|
|2023 May 27||04h 48m 09s||+25° 37’ 44”||20.87||Taurus|
|2023 May 28||04h 50m 04s||+25° 41’ 16”||20.85||Taurus|
|2023 May 29||04h 52m 00s||+25° 44’ 44”||20.83||Taurus|
|2023 May 30||04h 53m 58s||+25° 48’ 07”||20.81||Taurus|
|2023 May 31||04h 55m 57s||+25° 51’ 28”||20.79||Taurus|
|2023 Jun 01||04h 57m 55s||+25° 54’ 43”||20.77||Taurus|
|2023 Jun 02||04h 59m 53s||+25° 57’ 55”||20.74||Taurus|
|2023 Jun 03||05h 01m 54s||+26° 01’ 01”||20.72||Taurus|
|2023 Jun 04||05h 03m 54s||+26° 04’ 04”||20.70||Taurus|
|2023 Jun 05||05h 05m 54s||+26° 07’ 01”||20.68||Taurus|