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Asteroid 2002 AJ129

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 15h 59m 40s and the Declination is -08° 16’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 21.54 (JPL).

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15h 59m 40s
-08° 16’ 41”
Libra
21.54

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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 in Libra on January, 21 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in Libra on January, 21 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
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= 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 2002 AJ129 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2002 AJ129
RA: 15h 59m 40s
Dec: -08° 16’ 41”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2002 AJ129
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth is currently 201,297,053 kilometers, equivalent to 1.345588 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 11.4547 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 AJ129 and arrive to us.

201,297,053
1.345588
11 minutes and 11.4547 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Earth happens on Thu Feb 6 2087 at a distance of 0.025448 Astronomical Units, or 3,807,026 kilometers:

Thu Feb 6 2087
3,807,026
0.025448

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

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 21.54.

21.54

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2002 AJ129, 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 2002 AJ129 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.2°
Max altitude: 30.3°
Azimuth: 261.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.91493246
Orbit inclination i 15.45655918°
Perihelion distance q 0.11658097 AU
17,440,264 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.62432276 AU
392,593,098 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37045186 AU
205,016,681 km
Orbital period period 1.6000 years
585.9953 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-15 20:06:00
2,459,289.3375 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 210.99873547204°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.04273541309°
Mean anomaly M 182.55572795754°
Mean motion n 0.61433944°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129
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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 14 15h 31m 14s -07° 22’ 15” 21.85 Libra
2021 Jan 15 15h 34m 32s -07° 29’ 12” 21.81 Libra
2021 Jan 16 15h 37m 54s -07° 36’ 10” 21.77 Libra
2021 Jan 17 15h 41m 21s -07° 43’ 04” 21.73 Libra
2021 Jan 18 15h 44m 54s -07° 49’ 56” 21.70 Libra
2021 Jan 19 15h 48m 32s -07° 56’ 48” 21.66 Libra
2021 Jan 20 15h 52m 14s -08° 03’ 37” 21.62 Libra
2021 Jan 21 15h 56m 03s -08° 10’ 23” 21.58 Libra
2021 Jan 22 15h 59m 57s -08° 17’ 08” 21.54 Libra
2021 Jan 23 16h 03m 59s -08° 23’ 48” 21.50 Scorpius
2021 Jan 24 16h 08m 06s -08° 30’ 27” 21.45 Scorpius
2021 Jan 25 16h 12m 20s -08° 37’ 01” 21.41 Scorpius
2021 Jan 26 16h 16m 41s -08° 43’ 32” 21.37 Scorpius
2021 Jan 27 16h 21m 08s -08° 49’ 58” 21.33 Scorpius