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Asteroid 2000 QW7

Asteroid 2000 QW7 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2000 QW7 is 11h 26m 24s and the Declination is +03° 29’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2000 QW7 is 25.32 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2000 QW7 [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]:

11h 26m 24s
+03° 29’ 31”
  • 2000 QW7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 27° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2000 QW7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2000 QW7 rise and set times.
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Asteroid 2000 QW7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2000 QW7 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.

Map showing Asteroid 2000 QW7 in Leo on October, 28 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2000 QW7 in Leo on October, 28 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2000 QW7 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2000 QW7
RA: 11h 26m 24s
Dec: +03° 29’ 31”
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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2000 QW7 from Earth is currently 511,993,081 kilometers, equivalent to 3.422462 Astronomical Units. Light takes 28 minutes and 27.8251 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 QW7 and arrive to us.

28 minutes and 27.8251 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 0.035637 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 25.32.


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: 86.5°
Max altitude: 42.0°
Azimuth: 273.5°

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 4.15189540°
Perihelion distance q 1.03513745 AU
154,854,359 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.86239030 AU
428,207,494 km
Semi-major axis a 1.94876387 AU
291,530,927 km
Orbital period period 2.7200 years
993.6587 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-13 18:01:06
2,458,740.2508 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-03 09:49
2,459,733.9095 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 190.93759113546°
Longitude of the ascending node node 158.56862293337°
Mean anomaly M 94.28762731626°
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 Oct 21 11h 17m 14s +04° 23’ 41” 25.30 Leo
2020 Oct 22 11h 18m 29s +04° 16’ 23” 25.31 Leo
2020 Oct 23 11h 19m 44s +04° 09’ 06” 25.31 Leo
2020 Oct 24 11h 20m 57s +04° 01’ 51” 25.31 Leo
2020 Oct 25 11h 22m 09s +03° 54’ 38” 25.31 Leo
2020 Oct 26 11h 23m 22s +03° 47’ 26” 25.31 Leo
2020 Oct 27 11h 24m 34s +03° 40’ 18” 25.32 Leo
2020 Oct 28 11h 25m 47s +03° 33’ 11” 25.32 Leo
2020 Oct 29 11h 26m 58s +03° 26’ 06” 25.32 Leo
2020 Oct 30 11h 28m 10s +03° 19’ 04” 25.32 Leo
2020 Oct 31 11h 29m 21s +03° 12’ 02” 25.32 Leo
2020 Nov 01 11h 30m 32s +03° 05’ 04” 25.32 Leo
2020 Nov 02 11h 31m 41s +02° 58’ 09” 25.32 Leo
2020 Nov 03 11h 32m 52s +02° 51’ 15” 25.32 Leo