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Asteroid 2002 AJ129

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 12h 50m 49s and the Declination is +02° 35’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 23.42 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2002 AJ129 [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]:

12h 50m 49s
+02° 35’ 56”
Virgo
23.42
  • 2002 AJ129 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 3° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2002 AJ129 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2002 AJ129 rise and set times.
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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 Virgo on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in Virgo on October, 27 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 2002 AJ129 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2002 AJ129
RA: 12h 50m 49s
Dec: +02° 35’ 56”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2002 AJ129
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2002 AJ129?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth is currently 448,503,819 kilometers, equivalent to 2.998063 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 56.0477 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 AJ129 and arrive to us.

448,503,819
2.998063
24 minutes and 56.0477 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 23.42.

23.42

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: 87.4°
Max altitude: 41.1°
Azimuth: 272.5°

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
2020 Oct 20 12h 40m 11s +03° 33’ 55” 23.45 Virgo
2020 Oct 21 12h 41m 39s +03° 25’ 50” 23.45 Virgo
2020 Oct 22 12h 43m 06s +03° 17’ 47” 23.44 Virgo
2020 Oct 23 12h 44m 35s +03° 09’ 42” 23.44 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 12h 46m 04s +03° 01’ 40” 23.44 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 12h 47m 33s +02° 53’ 36” 23.43 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 12h 49m 01s +02° 45’ 33” 23.43 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 12h 50m 31s +02° 37’ 31” 23.42 Virgo
2020 Oct 28 12h 52m 01s +02° 29’ 29” 23.41 Virgo
2020 Oct 29 12h 53m 31s +02° 21’ 26” 23.41 Virgo
2020 Oct 30 12h 55m 03s +02° 13’ 24” 23.40 Virgo
2020 Oct 31 12h 56m 34s +02° 05’ 23” 23.40 Virgo
2020 Nov 01 12h 58m 05s +01° 57’ 23” 23.39 Virgo
2020 Nov 02 12h 59m 36s +01° 49’ 22” 23.38 Virgo