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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.

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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in Leo Minor on April, 24 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
11h 01m 09s
+26° 26’ 45”

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 63.6°
Max altitude: 65.0°
Azimuth: 296.4°

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
2019 Apr 17 11h 19m 48s +25° 25’ 55” 21.45 Leo
2019 Apr 18 11h 17m 16s +25° 35’ 43” 21.47 Leo
2019 Apr 19 11h 14m 45s +25° 44’ 53” 21.48 Leo
2019 Apr 20 11h 12m 19s +25° 53’ 30” 21.50 Leo
2019 Apr 21 11h 09m 53s +26° 01’ 31” 21.51 Leo
2019 Apr 22 11h 07m 31s +26° 08’ 57” 21.52 Leo
2019 Apr 23 11h 05m 12s +26° 15’ 50” 21.54 Leo Minor
2019 Apr 24 11h 02m 54s +26° 22’ 09” 21.55 Leo Minor
2019 Apr 25 11h 00m 41s +26° 27’ 56” 21.56 Leo Minor
2019 Apr 26 10h 58m 29s +26° 33’ 11” 21.58 Leo Minor
2019 Apr 27 10h 56m 21s +26° 37’ 54” 21.59 Leo Minor
2019 Apr 28 10h 54m 16s +26° 42’ 06” 21.60 Leo Minor
2019 Apr 29 10h 52m 15s +26° 45’ 50” 21.62 Leo Minor
2019 Apr 30 10h 50m 17s +26° 49’ 05” 21.63 Leo Minor

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 2100

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 2100

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.91488149
Orbit inclination i 15.45349226°
Perihelion distance q 0.11665084 AU
17,450,718 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.62425351 AU
392,582,738 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37045218 AU
205,016,728 km
Orbital period period 1.6000 years
585.9955 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Aug-07 20:04:50
2,458,703.3367 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.006385826°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.03914027681°
Mean anomaly M 296.82338577121°
Mean motion n 0.61433923°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2087-Feb-06
Distance of closest approach* 0.02544841 AU
3,807,028 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.