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Asteroid 2000 QW7

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Asteroid 2000 QW7 Position

Asteroid 2000 QW7 is currently in the constellation of Grus. The current Right Ascension is 23h 35m 52s and the Declination is -36° 22’ 41”.

23h 35m 52s
-36° 22’ 41”

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

Map showing Asteroid 2000 QW7 in Grus on September, 16 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

2000 QW7
RA: 23h 35m 52s
Dec: -36° 22’ 41”
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 5,419,016 kilometers, equivalent to 0.036224 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18.0759 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 QW7 and arrive to us.

5,419,016
0.036224
18.0759 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 January 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 January 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
5,331,257
0.035637

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 14.05.

14.05

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 January 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: 126.2°
Max altitude: 2.3°
Azimuth: 233.3°
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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 0.46816031
Orbit inclination i 4.16667884°
Perihelion distance q 1.03515187 AU
154,856,516 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.85756954 AU
427,486,320 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 15:46:42
2,458,740.1574 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-01 11:29
2,459,731.9787 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 190.73385989634°
Longitude of the ascending node node 158.67358722899°
Mean anomaly M 309.30873097335°
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
2019 Sep 09 20h 15m 55s -29° 52’ 32” 14.73 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 10 20h 34m 58s -31° 32’ 30” 14.58 Microscopium
2019 Sep 11 20h 56m 34s -33° 08’ 08” 14.43 Microscopium
2019 Sep 12 21h 20m 44s -34° 34’ 05” 14.30 Microscopium
2019 Sep 13 21h 47m 17s -35° 44’ 08” 14.18 Pisces Austrinus
2019 Sep 14 22h 15m 44s -36° 32’ 08” 14.10 Grus
2019 Sep 15 22h 45m 19s -36° 53’ 24” 14.05 Grus
2019 Sep 16 23h 15m 00s -36° 45’ 51” 14.03 Grus
2019 Sep 17 23h 43m 46s -36° 10’ 40” 14.06 Sculptor
2019 Sep 18 00h 10m 49s -35° 11’ 56” 14.12 Sculptor
2019 Sep 19 00h 35m 32s -33° 55’ 27” 14.21 Sculptor
2019 Sep 20 00h 57m 42s -32° 27’ 24” 14.32 Sculptor
2019 Sep 21 01h 17m 17s -30° 53’ 18” 14.45 Sculptor
2019 Sep 22 01h 34m 26s -29° 17’ 35” 14.58 Sculptor