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Asteroid 2002 NT7

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Asteroid 2002 NT7 Position

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is currently in the constellation of Bootes. The current Right Ascension is 15h 00m 56s and the Declination is +17° 27’ 24”.

15h 00m 56s
+17° 27’ 24”

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

Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Bootes on September, 21 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

2002 NT7
RA: 15h 00m 56s
Dec: +17° 27’ 24”
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 451,964,509 kilometers, equivalent to 3.021196 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 7.5913 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 NT7 and arrive to us.

25 minutes and 7.5913 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 0.37391593 Astronomical Units, or 55,937,028 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 21.71.


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: 72.6°
Max altitude: 55.9°
Azimuth: 287.3°
Asteroid 2002 NT7 is below 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 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 42.33871104°
Perihelion distance q 0.81758892 AU
122,309,562 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65290776 AU
396,869,353 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 300.67272126856°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.05499028468°
Mean anomaly M 64.34723057975°
Mean motion n 0.43118299°/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
2019 Sep 14 14h 50m 23s +19° 08’ 30” 21.67 Bootes
2019 Sep 15 14h 51m 51s +18° 54’ 05” 21.68 Bootes
2019 Sep 16 14h 53m 20s +18° 39’ 45” 21.68 Bootes
2019 Sep 17 14h 54m 47s +18° 25’ 32” 21.69 Bootes
2019 Sep 18 14h 56m 16s +18° 11’ 24” 21.69 Bootes
2019 Sep 19 14h 57m 45s +17° 57’ 21” 21.70 Bootes
2019 Sep 20 14h 59m 12s +17° 43’ 27” 21.70 Bootes
2019 Sep 21 15h 00m 42s +17° 29’ 38” 21.71 Bootes
2019 Sep 22 15h 02m 11s +17° 15’ 55” 21.71 Bootes
2019 Sep 23 15h 03m 39s +17° 02’ 17” 21.72 Bootes
2019 Sep 24 15h 05m 09s +16° 48’ 47” 21.72 Bootes
2019 Sep 25 15h 06m 38s +16° 35’ 22” 21.73 Bootes
2019 Sep 26 15h 08m 08s +16° 22’ 04” 21.73 Bootes
2019 Sep 27 15h 09m 38s +16° 08’ 52” 21.74 Bootes