Asteroid 1998 OR2
Asteroid 1998 OR2 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 1998 OR2 is 00h 32m 29s and the Declination is +00° 37’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 1998 OR2 is 22.28 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 1998 OR2 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 1998 OR2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 19° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 1998 OR2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 1998 OR2 rise and set times.
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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 580,865,193 kilometers, equivalent to 3.882844 Astronomical Units. Light takes 32 minutes and 17.5577 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 January 2013 and 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 1,799,335 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 brightness
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 1998 OR2 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.01755393 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Apr-15 19:40:16
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Dec-21 15:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||174.58291383281°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||26.985099282822°|
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.
|2021 May 08||00h 25m 27s||-00° 08’ 08”||22.25||Pisces|
|2021 May 09||00h 26m 26s||-00° 01’ 39”||22.26||Cetus|
|2021 May 10||00h 27m 25s||+00° 04’ 48”||22.26||Cetus|
|2021 May 11||00h 28m 24s||+00° 11’ 12”||22.27||Cetus|
|2021 May 12||00h 29m 23s||+00° 17’ 32”||22.27||Cetus|
|2021 May 13||00h 30m 21s||+00° 23’ 50”||22.27||Cetus|
|2021 May 14||00h 31m 19s||+00° 30’ 05”||22.28||Cetus|
|2021 May 15||00h 32m 17s||+00° 36’ 15”||22.28||Cetus|
|2021 May 16||00h 33m 14s||+00° 42’ 24”||22.28||Cetus|
|2021 May 17||00h 34m 09s||+00° 48’ 28”||22.29||Cetus|
|2021 May 18||00h 35m 05s||+00° 54’ 29”||22.29||Cetus|
|2021 May 19||00h 36m 01s||+01° 00’ 25”||22.29||Cetus|
|2021 May 20||00h 36m 56s||+01° 06’ 20”||22.30||Cetus|
|2021 May 21||00h 37m 50s||+01° 12’ 10”||22.30||Cetus|