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Asteroid 2002 NT7

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is currently in the constellation of Serpens. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 16h 08m 04s and the Declination is +10° 18’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 21.60 (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]:

16h 08m 04s
+10° 18’ 35”
Serpens
21.60
  • 2002 NT7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2002 NT7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2002 NT7 rise and set times.
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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 Serpens on December, 04 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Serpens on December, 04 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: 16h 08m 04s
Dec: +10° 18’ 35”
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 471,377,500 kilometers, equivalent to 3.150964 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 12.3461 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 NT7 and arrive to us.

471,377,500
3.150964
26 minutes and 12.3461 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 55,937,215 kilometers:

Thu Jan 15 2099
55,937,215
0.373917

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 21.60.

21.60

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: 79.7°
Max altitude: 48.8°
Azimuth: 280.3°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52828135
Orbit inclination i 42.35499552°
Perihelion distance q 0.81853921 AU
122,451,723 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65191595 AU
396,720,980 km
Semi-major axis a 1.73522758 AU
259,586,352 km
Orbital period period 2.2858 years
834.8974 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-12 21:56:21
2,459,286.4141 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jun-25 19:28
2,460,121.3115 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 300.69795835379°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.02229318779°
Mean anomaly M 135.43091028381°
Mean motion n 0.43119073°/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
View Asteroid 2002 NT7 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 Nov 27 15h 54m 11s +10° 52’ 02” 21.56 Serpens
2021 Nov 28 15h 55m 59s +10° 47’ 17” 21.56 Serpens
2021 Nov 29 15h 57m 48s +10° 42’ 38” 21.57 Serpens
2021 Nov 30 15h 59m 36s +10° 38’ 08” 21.57 Serpens
2021 Dec 01 16h 01m 24s +10° 33’ 46” 21.58 Serpens
2021 Dec 02 16h 03m 12s +10° 29’ 30” 21.58 Serpens
2021 Dec 03 16h 05m 00s +10° 25’ 23” 21.59 Serpens
2021 Dec 04 16h 06m 47s +10° 21’ 24” 21.60 Serpens
2021 Dec 05 16h 08m 35s +10° 17’ 34” 21.60 Serpens
2021 Dec 06 16h 10m 22s +10° 13’ 50” 21.61 Serpens
2021 Dec 07 16h 12m 09s +10° 10’ 14” 21.61 Hercules
2021 Dec 08 16h 13m 54s +10° 06’ 47” 21.62 Hercules
2021 Dec 09 16h 15m 41s +10° 03’ 28” 21.62 Hercules
2021 Dec 10 16h 17m 26s +10° 00’ 15” 21.63 Hercules