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north SunriseRise: 7:54  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43

Altitude: -51.9°   Azimuth: 23.3°   Direction: North-North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 is 21h 24m 16s and the Declination is -15° 16’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 is 27.01 (JPL).

21h 24m 16s
-15° 16’ 19”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.2°
Max altitude: 23.4°
Azimuth: 254.9°
  • 2001 AV43 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2001 AV43 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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.

Finder chart of 2001 AV43 in Capricornus on December,11 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 in Capricornus on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2001 AV43
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 in Capricornus on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 from Earth is currently 173,286,974 kilometers, equivalent to 1.158352 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 38.0231 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 38.0231 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest Approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 11 2029 at a distance of 0.002093 Astronomical Units, or 313,057 kilometers:

Sun Nov 11 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24088244
Orbit inclination i 0.20090177°
Perihelion distance q 0.97441064 AU
145,769,757 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.59280871 AU
238,280,792 km
Semi-major axis a 1.28360968 AU
192,025,275 km
Orbital period period 1.4543 years
531.1876 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Feb-06 22:13:13
2,460,347.4258 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 51.262034792425°
Longitude of the ascending node node 20.538877702059°
Mean anomaly M 260.42443087756°
Mean motion n 0.67772671°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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 (NEO) 2001 AV43
View Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Dec 04 21h 00m 39s -17° 03’ 00” 27.05 Capricornus
2023 Dec 05 21h 03m 55s -16° 49’ 00” 27.04 Capricornus
2023 Dec 06 21h 07m 09s -16° 34’ 45” 27.04 Capricornus
2023 Dec 07 21h 10m 26s -16° 20’ 16” 27.03 Capricornus
2023 Dec 08 21h 13m 41s -16° 05’ 29” 27.03 Capricornus
2023 Dec 09 21h 16m 59s -15° 50’ 26” 27.02 Capricornus
2023 Dec 10 21h 20m 16s -15° 35’ 08” 27.02 Capricornus
2023 Dec 11 21h 23m 34s -15° 19’ 33” 27.01 Capricornus
2023 Dec 12 21h 26m 53s -15° 03’ 43” 27.01 Capricornus
2023 Dec 13 21h 30m 11s -14° 47’ 39” 27.00 Capricornus
2023 Dec 14 21h 33m 30s -14° 31’ 18” 26.99 Capricornus
2023 Dec 15 21h 36m 51s -14° 14’ 40” 26.99 Capricornus
2023 Dec 16 21h 40m 12s -13° 57’ 47” 26.98 Capricornus
2023 Dec 17 21h 43m 32s -13° 40’ 40” 26.98 Capricornus