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Asteroid 2007 OR10

Asteroid 2007 OR10 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2007 OR10 is 22h 28m 48s and the Declination is -11° 15’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2007 OR10 is 21.52 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2007 OR10 [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 28m 48s
-11° 15’ 23”

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Asteroid 2007 OR10 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2007 OR10 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 OR10 in Aquarius on May, 06 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2007 OR10 in Aquarius on May, 06 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 2007 OR10 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2007 OR10
RA: 22h 28m 48s
Dec: -11° 15’ 23”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2007 OR10
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2007 OR10?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2007 OR10 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2007 OR10 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2007 OR10 from Earth is currently 13,315,396,296 kilometers, equivalent to 89.007927 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 hours, 20 minutes and 15.3812 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2007 OR10 and arrive to us.

12 hours, 20 minutes and 15.3812 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2007 OR10 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 OR10 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 OR10 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2007 OR10 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2007 OR10 to Earth happens on Thu Aug 22 2013 at a distance of 85.875738 Astronomical Units, or 12,846,827,503 kilometers:

Thu Aug 22 2013

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

Asteroid 2007 OR10 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2007 OR10 is 21.52.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2007 OR10, 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 OR10 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2007 OR10 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 OR10 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.3°
Max altitude: 27.3°
Azimuth: 258.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2007 OR10 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 OR10 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2007 OR10 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49941341
Orbit inclination i 30.62723385°
Perihelion distance q 33.78115520 AU
5,053,588,898 km
Aphelion distance Q 101.18512651 AU
15,137,079,503 km
Semi-major axis a 67.48314086 AU
10,095,334,200 km
Orbital period period 554.3700 years
202,484.3016 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1856-Dec-11 16:36:40
2,399,295.1921 JD
Next perihelion transit 2411-Apr-30 23:50
2,601,779.4937 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.66339781238°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.85729690001°
Mean anomaly M 106.50658180493°
Mean motion n 0.00177792°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2007 OR10 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2007 OR10 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2007 OR10 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 OR10
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Asteroid 2007 OR10 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2007 OR10 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2007 OR10 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Apr 29 22h 28m 40s -11° 16’ 18” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 Apr 30 22h 28m 41s -11° 16’ 10” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 01 22h 28m 42s -11° 16’ 03” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 02 22h 28m 44s -11° 15’ 56” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 03 22h 28m 45s -11° 15’ 47” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 04 22h 28m 45s -11° 15’ 41” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 05 22h 28m 46s -11° 15’ 33” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 06 22h 28m 48s -11° 15’ 28” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 07 22h 28m 49s -11° 15’ 20” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 08 22h 28m 50s -11° 15’ 15” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 09 22h 28m 50s -11° 15’ 08” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 10 22h 28m 51s -11° 15’ 02” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 11 22h 28m 53s -11° 14’ 57” 21.52 Aquarius
2021 May 12 22h 28m 54s -11° 14’ 53” 21.52 Aquarius