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Asteroid 2002 NT7

Altitude: -6.0°   Azimuth: 299.9°   Direction: West-North-West

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is currently in the constellation of Bootes.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 14h 58m 23s and the Declination is +13° 08’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 20.84 (JPL).

14h 58m 23s
+13° 08’ 37”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.8°
Max altitude: 51.7°
Azimuth: 283.1°
  • 2002 NT7 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2002 NT7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2002 NT7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2002 NT7 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Finder chart of 2002 NT7 in Bootes on December,03 2023
Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Bootes on December, 03 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2002 NT7
Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Bootes on December, 03 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2002 NT7 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2002 NT7
RA: 14h 58m 23s
Dec: +13° 08’ 37”
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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Earth is currently 371,539,343 kilometers, equivalent to 2.483587 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 39.3218 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 NT7 and arrive to us.

20 minutes and 39.3218 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 NT7 to Earth happens on Thu Jan 15 2099 at a distance of 0.373917 Astronomical Units, or 55,937,243 kilometers:

Thu Jan 15 2099

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

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 as a function of time

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 NT7 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52838905
Orbit inclination i 42.35552354°
Perihelion distance q 0.81836727 AU
122,426,002 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65215124 AU
396,756,180 km
Semi-major axis a 1.73525926 AU
259,591,091 km
Orbital period period 2.2859 years
834.9202 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jun-25 17:06:36
2,460,121.2129 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Oct-07 15:11
2,460,956.1332 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 300.68502273609°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.02016141081°
Mean anomaly M 307.95113074161°
Mean motion n 0.43117892°/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
2023 Nov 26 14h 40m 46s +13° 17’ 52” 20.75 Bootes
2023 Nov 27 14h 43m 05s +13° 16’ 17” 20.77 Bootes
2023 Nov 28 14h 45m 23s +13° 14’ 48” 20.78 Bootes
2023 Nov 29 14h 47m 39s +13° 13’ 27” 20.79 Bootes
2023 Nov 30 14h 49m 56s +13° 12’ 12” 20.80 Bootes
2023 Dec 01 14h 52m 13s +13° 11’ 06” 20.81 Bootes
2023 Dec 02 14h 54m 28s +13° 10’ 06” 20.82 Bootes
2023 Dec 03 14h 56m 43s +13° 09’ 15” 20.83 Bootes
2023 Dec 04 14h 58m 56s +13° 08’ 30” 20.84 Bootes
2023 Dec 05 15h 01m 10s +13° 07’ 54” 20.85 Bootes
2023 Dec 06 15h 03m 24s +13° 07’ 24” 20.86 Bootes
2023 Dec 07 15h 05m 35s +13° 07’ 05” 20.87 Bootes
2023 Dec 08 15h 07m 48s +13° 06’ 51” 20.88 Bootes
2023 Dec 09 15h 10m 00s +13° 06’ 47” 20.89 Bootes