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Asteroid 2002 NT7

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 06h 26m 37s and the Declination is +30° 24’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 19.14 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2002 NT7 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

06h 26m 37s
+30° 24’ 47”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Auriga on May, 06 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Auriga on May, 06 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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: 06h 26m 37s
Dec: +30° 24’ 47”
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 208,496,245 kilometers, equivalent to 1.393711 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 35.4686 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 NT7 and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 35.4686 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 0.373917 Astronomical Units, or 55,937,183 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 19.14.


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: 59.5°
Max altitude: 69.1°
Azimuth: 300.3°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52820032
Orbit inclination i 42.35499721°
Perihelion distance q 0.81879192 AU
122,489,529 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65213844 AU
396,754,265 km
Semi-major axis a 1.73546518 AU
259,621,897 km
Orbital period period 2.2900 years
835.0689 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-12 21:44:01
2,459,286.4056 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jun-25 23:23
2,460,121.4744 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 300.70699535853°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.02531299939°
Mean anomaly M 322.96592043334°
Mean motion n 0.43110218°/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
2021 Apr 29 05h 52m 41s +26° 50’ 21” 19.00 Taurus
2021 Apr 30 05h 57m 26s +27° 23’ 17” 19.02 Taurus
2021 May 01 06h 02m 11s +27° 55’ 14” 19.04 Gemini
2021 May 02 06h 06m 55s +28° 26’ 11” 19.06 Auriga
2021 May 03 06h 11m 39s +28° 56’ 08” 19.08 Auriga
2021 May 04 06h 16m 22s +29° 25’ 08” 19.10 Auriga
2021 May 05 06h 21m 05s +29° 53’ 07” 19.12 Auriga
2021 May 06 06h 25m 46s +30° 20’ 08” 19.14 Auriga
2021 May 07 06h 30m 28s +30° 46’ 11” 19.16 Auriga
2021 May 08 06h 35m 08s +31° 11’ 17” 19.18 Auriga
2021 May 09 06h 39m 47s +31° 35’ 25” 19.20 Auriga
2021 May 10 06h 44m 27s +31° 58’ 36” 19.22 Gemini
2021 May 11 06h 49m 05s +32° 20’ 50” 19.24 Gemini
2021 May 12 06h 53m 43s +32° 42’ 11” 19.26 Gemini