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Asteroid 2002 AJ129

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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in Leo on August, 16 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
10h 45m 51s
+13° 12’ 48”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2002 AJ129 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 76.8°
Max altitude: 51.7°
Azimuth: 283.2°

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Orbit Diagram

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 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
2018 Aug 09 10h 36m 55s +14° 02’ 04” 23.96 Leo
2018 Aug 10 10h 38m 09s +13° 55’ 13” 23.96 Leo
2018 Aug 11 10h 39m 24s +13° 48’ 21” 23.95 Leo
2018 Aug 12 10h 40m 39s +13° 41’ 30” 23.95 Leo
2018 Aug 13 10h 41m 53s +13° 34’ 36” 23.94 Leo
2018 Aug 14 10h 43m 09s +13° 27’ 43” 23.94 Leo
2018 Aug 15 10h 44m 24s +13° 20’ 52” 23.94 Leo
2018 Aug 16 10h 45m 38s +13° 13’ 59” 23.93 Leo
2018 Aug 17 10h 46m 53s +13° 07’ 05” 23.92 Leo
2018 Aug 18 10h 48m 07s +13° 00’ 11” 23.92 Leo
2018 Aug 19 10h 49m 23s +12° 53’ 18” 23.91 Leo
2018 Aug 20 10h 50m 36s +12° 46’ 24” 23.91 Leo
2018 Aug 21 10h 51m 51s +12° 39’ 32” 23.90 Leo
2018 Aug 22 10h 53m 05s +12° 32’ 38” 23.89 Leo

Distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2002 AJ129 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2002 AJ129

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 2075

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.91489631
Orbit inclination i 15.45475309°
Perihelion distance q 0.11662970 AU
17,447,556 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.62425520 AU
392,582,991 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37044245 AU
205,015,273 km
Orbital period period 1.6000 years
585.9892 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Dec-29 21:48:15
2,458,117.4085 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Aug-07 21:32
2,458,703.3977 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.00725600801°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.04184992886°
Mean anomaly M 51.046902009859°
Mean motion n 0.61434576°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2018-Feb-05
Distance of closest approach* 0.02819720 AU
4,218,242 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.