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Asteroid 2000 QW7

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Asteroid 2000 QW7 Position

Asteroid 2000 QW7 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 03h 58m 45s and the Declination is +13° 42’ 36”.

03h 58m 45s
+13° 42’ 36”

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 Taurus on January, 22 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: 03h 58m 45s
Dec: +13° 42’ 36”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2000 QW7
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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 144,525,194 kilometers, equivalent to 0.966091 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 2.0842 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 QW7 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 2.0842 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 0.03563725 Astronomical Units, or 5,331,257 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 22.17.


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: 76.2°
Max altitude: 52.3°
Azimuth: 283.7°
Asteroid 2000 QW7 is above 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.46816032
Orbit inclination i 4.16667482°
Perihelion distance q 1.03515186 AU
154,856,514 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.85756955 AU
427,486,321 km
Semi-major axis a 1.94636071 AU
291,171,418 km
Orbital period period 2.7200 years
991.8213 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-13 15:46:41
2,458,740.1574 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-01 11:29
2,459,731.9787 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 190.73385786836°
Longitude of the ascending node node 158.67358928976°
Mean anomaly M 309.30873584732°
Mean motion n 0.36296862°/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 Jan 15 03h 50m 21s +12° 32’ 53” 21.86 Taurus
2020 Jan 16 03h 51m 29s +12° 43’ 00” 21.90 Taurus
2020 Jan 17 03h 52m 38s +12° 53’ 03” 21.95 Taurus
2020 Jan 18 03h 53m 48s +13° 02’ 57” 22.00 Taurus
2020 Jan 19 03h 55m 00s +13° 12’ 47” 22.04 Taurus
2020 Jan 20 03h 56m 12s +13° 22’ 31” 22.08 Taurus
2020 Jan 21 03h 57m 24s +13° 32’ 08” 22.13 Taurus
2020 Jan 22 03h 58m 37s +13° 41’ 39” 22.17 Taurus
2020 Jan 23 03h 59m 53s +13° 51’ 06” 22.21 Taurus
2020 Jan 24 04h 01m 09s +14° 00’ 25” 22.26 Taurus
2020 Jan 25 04h 02m 26s +14° 09’ 39” 22.30 Taurus
2020 Jan 26 04h 03m 42s +14° 18’ 47” 22.34 Taurus
2020 Jan 27 04h 05m 02s +14° 27’ 50” 22.38 Taurus
2020 Jan 28 04h 06m 20s +14° 36’ 46” 22.42 Taurus