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Asteroid 2007 FT3

Altitude: 34.9°   Azimuth: 284.8°   Direction: West-North-West

Asteroid 2007 FT3 is currently in the constellation of Perseus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2007 FT3 is 04h 28m 26s and the Declination is +35° 20’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2007 FT3 is 23.16 (JPL).

04h 28m 26s
+35° 20’ 18”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2007 FT3 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 54.8°
Max altitude: 73.8°
Azimuth: 305.4°
  • 2007 FT3 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 35° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2007 FT3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2007 FT3 in Perseus on June,05 2023
Map showing Asteroid 2007 FT3 in Perseus on June, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2007 FT3
Map showing Asteroid 2007 FT3 in Perseus on June, 05 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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: 04h 28m 26s
Dec: +35° 20’ 18”
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 347,616,824 kilometers, equivalent to 2.323675 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 19.5249 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2007 FT3 and arrive to us.

19 minutes and 19.5249 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2007 FT3 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 2013 and 30 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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2007 FT3 as a function of time

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
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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 May 29 04h 02m 22s +33° 37’ 22” 23.08 Perseus
2023 May 30 04h 05m 44s +33° 51’ 50” 23.09 Perseus
2023 May 31 04h 09m 06s +34° 06’ 00” 23.10 Perseus
2023 Jun 01 04h 12m 29s +34° 19’ 50” 23.11 Perseus
2023 Jun 02 04h 15m 51s +34° 33’ 20” 23.12 Perseus
2023 Jun 03 04h 19m 15s +34° 46’ 29” 23.13 Perseus
2023 Jun 04 04h 22m 40s +34° 59’ 21” 23.14 Perseus
2023 Jun 05 04h 26m 03s +35° 11’ 52” 23.15 Perseus
2023 Jun 06 04h 29m 30s +35° 24’ 02” 23.16 Perseus
2023 Jun 07 04h 32m 54s +35° 35’ 53” 23.17 Perseus
2023 Jun 08 04h 36m 21s +35° 47’ 26” 23.18 Perseus
2023 Jun 09 04h 39m 47s +35° 58’ 36” 23.19 Auriga
2023 Jun 10 04h 43m 15s +36° 09’ 28” 23.20 Auriga
2023 Jun 11 04h 46m 42s +36° 19’ 59” 23.21 Perseus