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Asteroid 2006 QV89

Asteroid 2006 QV89 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2006 QV89 is 22h 42m 28s and the Declination is -08° 30’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2006 QV89 is 27.84 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2006 QV89 [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]:

22h 42m 28s
-08° 30’ 19”
  • 2006 QV89 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 30° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2006 QV89 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2006 QV89 rise and set times.
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Asteroid 2006 QV89 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 in Aquarius on January, 25 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2006 QV89 in Aquarius on January, 25 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 2006 QV89 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2006 QV89
RA: 22h 42m 28s
Dec: -08° 30’ 19”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2006 QV89
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2006 QV89?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2006 QV89 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2006 QV89 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2006 QV89 from Earth is currently 239,191,442 kilometers, equivalent to 1.598896 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 17.8568 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2006 QV89 and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 17.8568 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2006 QV89 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2006 QV89 to Earth happens on Sun Dec 19 2032 at a distance of 0.020526 Astronomical Units, or 3,070,679 kilometers:

Sun Dec 19 2032

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

Asteroid 2006 QV89 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2006 QV89 is 27.84.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2006 QV89, 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 2006 QV89 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.6°
Max altitude: 30.0°
Azimuth: 261.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2006 QV89 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22473960
Orbit inclination i 1.06815822°
Perihelion distance q 0.92487897 AU
138,359,925 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.46110379 AU
218,578,016 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19299138 AU
178,468,971 km
Orbital period period 1.3000 years
475.9424 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-31 08:48:10
2,458,787.8668 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Feb-18 07:25
2,459,263.8092 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 236.5086500892°
Longitude of the ascending node node 165.89056591781°
Mean anomaly M 160.83449623215°
Mean motion n 0.75639407°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2006 QV89 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2006 QV89 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89
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Asteroid 2006 QV89 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2006 QV89 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2006 QV89 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 18 22h 12m 17s -11° 19’ 35” 27.88 Aquarius
2021 Jan 19 22h 16m 14s -10° 58’ 10” 27.87 Aquarius
2021 Jan 20 22h 20m 12s -10° 36’ 30” 27.87 Aquarius
2021 Jan 21 22h 24m 10s -10° 14’ 35” 27.86 Aquarius
2021 Jan 22 22h 28m 06s -09° 52’ 27” 27.86 Aquarius
2021 Jan 23 22h 32m 04s -09° 30’ 02” 27.85 Aquarius
2021 Jan 24 22h 36m 02s -09° 07’ 26” 27.85 Aquarius
2021 Jan 25 22h 40m 00s -08° 44’ 34” 27.84 Aquarius
2021 Jan 26 22h 43m 58s -08° 21’ 29” 27.84 Aquarius
2021 Jan 27 22h 47m 57s -07° 58’ 13” 27.83 Aquarius
2021 Jan 28 22h 51m 55s -07° 34’ 44” 27.83 Aquarius
2021 Jan 29 22h 55m 54s -07° 11’ 03” 27.82 Aquarius
2021 Jan 30 22h 59m 53s -06° 47’ 11” 27.82 Aquarius
2021 Jan 31 23h 03m 51s -06° 23’ 08” 27.82 Aquarius