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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 2007 FT3

Asteroid 2007 FT3 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2007 FT3 is 22h 03m 36s and the Declination is -20° 08’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2007 FT3 is 21.58 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2007 FT3 [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 03m 36s
-20° 08’ 04”

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Additional information about Asteroid 2007 FT3 available on TheSkyLive:

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Asteroid 2007 FT3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2007 FT3 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 2007 FT3 in Aquarius on February, 09 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2007 FT3 in Aquarius on February, 09 2023
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 2007 FT3 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2007 FT3
RA: 22h 03m 36s
Dec: -20° 08’ 04”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2007 FT3
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2007 FT3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2007 FT3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2007 FT3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2007 FT3 from Earth is currently 267,731,368 kilometers, equivalent to 1.789674 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 53.0557 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2007 FT3 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 53.0557 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2007 FT3 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 2007 FT3 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 2007 FT3 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2007 FT3 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2007 FT3 to Earth happens on Tue Apr 1 2031 at a distance of 0.105227 Astronomical Units, or 15,741,796 kilometers:

Tue Apr 1 2031

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

Asteroid 2007 FT3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2007 FT3 is 21.58.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2007 FT3, 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 2007 FT3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2007 FT3 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 2007 FT3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.0°
Max altitude: 18.7°
Azimuth: 250.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2007 FT3 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 2007 FT3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2007 FT3 at epoch 20 March 2007 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454180.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.30784441
Orbit inclination i 26.87171920°
Perihelion distance q 0.78193877 AU
116,976,375 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.47749185 AU
221,029,635 km
Semi-major axis a 1.12971531 AU
169,003,005 km
Orbital period period 1.2008 years
438.5832 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2007-Jun-04 13:54:50
2,454,256.0798 JD
Next perihelion transit 2008-Aug-16 03:54
2,454,694.6629 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 277.18346197434°
Longitude of the ascending node node 9.8941399210206°
Mean anomaly M 297.96224958272°
Mean motion n 0.82082496°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2007 FT3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2007 FT3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2007 FT3 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 2007 FT3
View Asteroid 2007 FT3 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2007 FT3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2007 FT3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2007 FT3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Feb 02 21h 30m 32s -24° 25’ 00” 21.52 Capricornus
2023 Feb 03 21h 35m 23s -23° 50’ 03” 21.53 Capricornus
2023 Feb 04 21h 40m 10s -23° 14’ 39” 21.54 Capricornus
2023 Feb 05 21h 44m 54s -22° 38’ 48” 21.55 Capricornus
2023 Feb 06 21h 49m 33s -22° 02’ 34” 21.56 Capricornus
2023 Feb 07 21h 54m 10s -21° 25’ 57” 21.56 Capricornus
2023 Feb 08 21h 58m 41s -20° 48’ 59” 21.57 Capricornus
2023 Feb 09 22h 03m 10s -20° 11’ 43” 21.58 Aquarius
2023 Feb 10 22h 07m 35s -19° 34’ 09” 21.59 Aquarius
2023 Feb 11 22h 11m 56s -18° 56’ 21” 21.60 Aquarius
2023 Feb 12 22h 16m 14s -18° 18’ 20” 21.62 Aquarius
2023 Feb 13 22h 20m 27s -17° 40’ 06” 21.63 Aquarius
2023 Feb 14 22h 24m 38s -17° 01’ 44” 21.64 Aquarius
2023 Feb 15 22h 28m 46s -16° 23’ 12” 21.65 Aquarius