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Asteroid 2002 NT7

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Asteroid 2002 NT7 Position

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 18h 12m 04s and the Declination is +03° 45’ 07”.

18h 12m 04s
+03° 45’ 07”

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 Ophiucus on January, 22 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: 18h 12m 04s
Dec: +03° 45’ 07”
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 502,114,739 kilometers, equivalent to 3.356430 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 54.8745 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 NT7 and arrive to us.

27 minutes and 54.8745 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 0.37391617 Astronomical Units, or 55,937,064 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 22.02.


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: 86.2°
Max altitude: 42.3°
Azimuth: 273.8°
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, 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52883464
Orbit inclination i 42.33871336°
Perihelion distance q 0.81758891 AU
122,309,560 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65290777 AU
396,869,355 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 300.6727220256°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.05499189917°
Mean anomaly M 64.347230411503°
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
2020 Jan 15 18h 01m 28s +03° 44’ 05” 22.01 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 16 18h 02m 58s +03° 43’ 54” 22.01 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 17 18h 04m 28s +03° 43’ 49” 22.01 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 18 18h 05m 57s +03° 43’ 50” 22.01 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 19 18h 07m 27s +03° 43’ 59” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 20 18h 08m 57s +03° 44’ 13” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 21 18h 10m 26s +03° 44’ 35” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 22 18h 11m 53s +03° 45’ 03” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 23 18h 13m 23s +03° 45’ 38” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 24 18h 14m 50s +03° 46’ 19” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 25 18h 16m 18s +03° 47’ 08” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 26 18h 17m 45s +03° 48’ 02” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 27 18h 19m 13s +03° 49’ 02” 22.02 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 28 18h 20m 39s +03° 50’ 09” 22.02 Ophiucus