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Asteroid 2002 NT7

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Asteroid 2002 NT7 Position

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is currently in the constellation of Aquila. The current Right Ascension is 19h 40m 25s and the Declination is +08° 28’ 35”.

19h 40m 25s
+08° 28’ 35”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2002 NT7 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Aquila on April, 04 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2002 NT7 is right now (view fullscreen)

2002 NT7
RA: 19h 40m 25s
Dec: +08° 28’ 35”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2002 NT7
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2002 NT7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2002 NT7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Earth is currently 390,682,950 kilometers, equivalent to 2.611554 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21 minutes and 43.1780 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 NT7 and arrive to us.

21 minutes and 43.1780 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 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 NT7 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 NT7 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2002 NT7 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 NT7 to Earth happens on Thu Jan 15 2099 at a distance of 0.37391612 Astronomical Units, or 55,937,055 kilometers:

Thu Jan 15 2099

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

Asteroid 2002 NT7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 21.72.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2002 NT7, 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 NT7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2002 NT7 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 NT7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.5°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.5°
Asteroid 2002 NT7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2002 NT7 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 NT7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 NT7 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52838408
Orbit inclination i 42.34760577°
Perihelion distance q 0.81858494 AU
122,458,564 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65282011 AU
396,856,241 km
Semi-major axis a 1.73570253 AU
259,657,403 km
Orbital period period 2.2900 years
835.2402 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-12 20:25:32
2,459,286.3511 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 300.69428372809°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.02976746574°
Mean anomaly M 236.79425736434°
Mean motion n 0.43101376°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2002 NT7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2002 NT7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2002 NT7 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 NT7
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Asteroid 2002 NT7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2002 NT7 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2002 NT7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 28 19h 34m 06s +07° 43’ 41” 21.79 Aquila
2020 Mar 29 19h 35m 02s +07° 49’ 45” 21.78 Aquila
2020 Mar 30 19h 35m 56s +07° 55’ 51” 21.77 Aquila
2020 Mar 31 19h 36m 48s +08° 02’ 00” 21.76 Aquila
2020 Apr 01 19h 37m 41s +08° 08’ 12” 21.75 Aquila
2020 Apr 02 19h 38m 32s +08° 14’ 26” 21.74 Aquila
2020 Apr 03 19h 39m 23s +08° 20’ 43” 21.73 Aquila
2020 Apr 04 19h 40m 13s +08° 27’ 01” 21.72 Aquila
2020 Apr 05 19h 41m 02s +08° 33’ 20” 21.71 Aquila
2020 Apr 06 19h 41m 49s +08° 39’ 43” 21.70 Aquila
2020 Apr 07 19h 42m 37s +08° 46’ 08” 21.69 Aquila
2020 Apr 08 19h 43m 23s +08° 52’ 33” 21.68 Aquila
2020 Apr 09 19h 44m 08s +08° 59’ 02” 21.67 Aquila
2020 Apr 10 19h 44m 52s +09° 05’ 30” 21.66 Aquila