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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 Gemini on March, 18 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
07h 49m 30s
+26° 27’ 25”
 = 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: 63.5°
Max altitude: 65.0°
Azimuth: 296.5°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Mar 11 20.21 07h 45m 24s +26° 40’ 15” Gemini
2018 Mar 12 20.30 07h 45m 53s +26° 38’ 44” Gemini
2018 Mar 13 20.38 07h 46m 26s +26° 37’ 06” Gemini
2018 Mar 14 20.46 07h 46m 59s +26° 35’ 22” Gemini
2018 Mar 15 20.54 07h 47m 35s +26° 33’ 33” Gemini
2018 Mar 16 20.62 07h 48m 11s +26° 31’ 36” Gemini
2018 Mar 17 20.70 07h 48m 50s +26° 29’ 34” Gemini
2018 Mar 18 20.77 07h 49m 30s +26° 27’ 25” Gemini
2018 Mar 19 20.84 07h 50m 11s +26° 25’ 14” Gemini
2018 Mar 20 20.91 07h 50m 53s +26° 22’ 55” Gemini
2018 Mar 21 20.98 07h 51m 38s +26° 20’ 34” Gemini
2018 Mar 22 21.04 07h 52m 23s +26° 18’ 06” Gemini
2018 Mar 23 21.11 07h 53m 08s +26° 15’ 34” Gemini
2018 Mar 24 21.17 07h 53m 56s +26° 13’ 00” Gemini

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 0.91489633
Orbit inclination i 15.45475730°
Perihelion distance q 0.11662968 AU
17,447,552 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.62425523 AU
392,582,996 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37044246 AU
205,015,274 km
Orbital period period 1.6000 years
585.9892 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Dec-29 21:48:13
2,458,117.4085 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Aug-07 21:32
2,458,703.3977 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.00723609774°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.04186014316°
Mean anomaly M 51.046920024712°
Mean motion n 0.61434576°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2018-Feb-05
Distance of closest approach* 0.02819757 AU
4,218,296 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.