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Asteroid 2000 QW7

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Asteroid 2000 QW7 Position

Asteroid 2000 QW7 is currently in the constellation of Orion. The current Right Ascension is 05h 55m 35s and the Declination is +20° 40’ 52”.

05h 55m 35s
+20° 40’ 52”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2000 QW7 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2000 QW7 in Orion on April, 04 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2000 QW7 is right now (view fullscreen)

2000 QW7
RA: 05h 55m 35s
Dec: +20° 40’ 52”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2000 QW7
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2000 QW7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2000 QW7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2000 QW7 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2000 QW7 from Earth is currently 321,240,320 kilometers, equivalent to 2.147359 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 51.5424 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 QW7 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 51.5424 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2000 QW7 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.

Distance of Asteroid 2000 QW7 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 2000 QW7 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2000 QW7 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2000 QW7 to Earth happens on Sun Sep 15 2019 at a distance of 0.03563720 Astronomical Units, or 5,331,249 kilometers:

Sun Sep 15 2019

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2000 QW7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2000 QW7 is 24.09.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2000 QW7, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 2000 QW7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2000 QW7 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 2000 QW7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.3°
Max altitude: 59.2°
Azimuth: 290.7°
Asteroid 2000 QW7 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2000 QW7 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 2000 QW7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2000 QW7 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.46882356
Orbit inclination i 4.15189558°
Perihelion distance q 1.03513745 AU
154,854,359 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.86239029 AU
428,207,493 km
Semi-major axis a 1.94876387 AU
291,530,926 km
Orbital period period 2.7200 years
993.6587 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-13 18:01:05
2,458,740.2508 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-03 09:49
2,459,733.9095 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 190.93759099905°
Longitude of the ascending node node 158.56862253753°
Mean anomaly M 94.287627770588°
Mean motion n 0.36229742°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2000 QW7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2000 QW7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2000 QW7 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 2000 QW7
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Asteroid 2000 QW7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2000 QW7 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2000 QW7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 28 05h 42m 41s +20° 24’ 14” 23.96 Taurus
2020 Mar 29 05h 44m 26s +20° 26’ 51” 23.98 Taurus
2020 Mar 30 05h 46m 14s +20° 29’ 21” 24.00 Taurus
2020 Mar 31 05h 48m 01s +20° 31’ 46” 24.02 Taurus
2020 Apr 01 05h 49m 48s +20° 34’ 05” 24.04 Orion
2020 Apr 02 05h 51m 34s +20° 36’ 16” 24.06 Orion
2020 Apr 03 05h 53m 21s +20° 38’ 24” 24.08 Orion
2020 Apr 04 05h 55m 09s +20° 40’ 23” 24.09 Orion
2020 Apr 05 05h 56m 57s +20° 42’ 17” 24.11 Orion
2020 Apr 06 05h 58m 45s +20° 44’ 05” 24.13 Orion
2020 Apr 07 06h 00m 33s +20° 45’ 47” 24.15 Orion
2020 Apr 08 06h 02m 20s +20° 47’ 22” 24.16 Orion
2020 Apr 09 06h 04m 08s +20° 48’ 52” 24.18 Orion
2020 Apr 10 06h 05m 56s +20° 50’ 16” 24.20 Orion