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Asteroid 2002 NT7

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Asteroid 2002 NT7 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2002 NT7 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 NT7 in Draco on March, 25 2019
High Precision Live Sky Chart
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
14h 14m 23s
+64° 50’ 59”

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Rise and Set Times

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 02:05 UTC (altitude: 76.6°)

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Orbit Diagram

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
View Asteroid 2002 NT7 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2002 NT7 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
2019 Mar 18 14h 33m 21s +63° 14’ 58” 18.47 Draco
2019 Mar 19 14h 31m 00s +63° 31’ 26” 18.51 Draco
2019 Mar 20 14h 28m 35s +63° 46’ 44” 18.54 Draco
2019 Mar 21 14h 26m 04s +64° 00’ 56” 18.57 Draco
2019 Mar 22 14h 23m 33s +64° 14’ 02” 18.60 Draco
2019 Mar 23 14h 20m 57s +64° 26’ 03” 18.64 Draco
2019 Mar 24 14h 18m 17s +64° 36’ 59” 18.67 Draco
2019 Mar 25 14h 15m 37s +64° 46’ 50” 18.70 Draco
2019 Mar 26 14h 12m 55s +64° 55’ 40” 18.73 Draco
2019 Mar 27 14h 10m 09s +65° 03’ 27” 18.76 Draco
2019 Mar 28 14h 07m 23s +65° 10’ 12” 18.79 Draco
2019 Mar 29 14h 04m 36s +65° 15’ 56” 18.82 Draco
2019 Mar 30 14h 01m 50s +65° 20’ 43” 18.85 Draco
2019 Mar 31 13h 59m 03s +65° 24’ 29” 18.88 Draco

Distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Earth

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

Distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid 2002 NT7

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 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 NT7 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52883463
Orbit inclination i 42.33870579°
Perihelion distance q 0.81758893 AU
122,309,563 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65290775 AU
396,869,351 km
Semi-major axis a 1.73524834 AU
259,589,457 km
Orbital period period 2.2900 years
834.9123 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Nov-28 18:22:48
2,458,451.2658 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Mar-12 16:16
2,459,286.1782 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 300.67271889209°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.05499052446°
Mean anomaly M 64.347232013286°
Mean motion n 0.43118299°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2099-Jan-15
Distance of closest approach* 0.37391605 AU
55,937,046 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.