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Asteroid 2007 FT3

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Asteroid 2007 FT3 Position

Asteroid 2007 FT3 is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension is 06h 36m 29s and the Declination is +51° 00’ 22”.

06h 36m 29s
+51° 00’ 22”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2007 FT3 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2007 FT3 in Auriga on March, 28 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = 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 showing where Asteroid 2007 FT3 is right now (view fullscreen)

2007 FT3
RA: 06h 36m 29s
Dec: +51° 00’ 22”
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

The distance of Asteroid 2007 FT3 from Earth is currently 140,246,800 kilometers, equivalent to 0.937492 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 47.8130 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2007 FT3 and arrive to us.

7 minutes and 47.8130 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 0.12066062 Astronomical Units, or 18,050,571 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 22.31.


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

Asteroid 2007 FT3 is circumpolar and transits at 18:10 UTC (altitude: 89.5°)

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 0.30775144
Orbit inclination i 26.86573107°
Perihelion distance q 0.78196399 AU
116,980,147 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.47723604 AU
220,991,366 km
Semi-major axis a 1.12960001 AU
168,985,757 km
Orbital period period 1.2000 years
438.5160 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2007-Jun-04 14:07:06
2,454,256.0883 JD
Next perihelion transit 2008-Aug-16 02:30
2,454,694.6043 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 277.18965289064°
Longitude of the ascending node node 9.8921966530084°
Mean anomaly M 297.94576531186°
Mean motion n 0.82095063°/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
2020 Mar 21 06h 19m 38s +54° 40’ 20” 22.25 Lynx
2020 Mar 22 06h 21m 56s +54° 10’ 23” 22.26 Lynx
2020 Mar 23 06h 24m 11s +53° 40’ 26” 22.26 Auriga
2020 Mar 24 06h 26m 29s +53° 10’ 32” 22.27 Auriga
2020 Mar 25 06h 28m 45s +52° 40’ 41” 22.28 Auriga
2020 Mar 26 06h 31m 04s +52° 10’ 50” 22.29 Auriga
2020 Mar 27 06h 33m 20s +51° 41’ 02” 22.30 Auriga
2020 Mar 28 06h 35m 39s +51° 11’ 15” 22.31 Auriga
2020 Mar 29 06h 37m 57s +50° 41’ 30” 22.31 Auriga
2020 Mar 30 06h 40m 14s +50° 11’ 45” 22.32 Lynx
2020 Mar 31 06h 42m 33s +49° 42’ 03” 22.33 Auriga
2020 Apr 01 06h 44m 52s +49° 12’ 23” 22.33 Auriga
2020 Apr 02 06h 47m 09s +48° 42’ 42” 22.34 Auriga
2020 Apr 03 06h 49m 27s +48° 13’ 04” 22.35 Auriga