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Asteroid 2007 OR10

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Asteroid 2007 OR10 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2007 OR10 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2007 OR10 in Aquarius on July, 22 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
22h 25m 38s
-12° 05’ 21”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 2007 OR10 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2007 OR10 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 102.1°
Max altitude: 26.4°
Azimuth: 257.9°

Asteroid 2007 OR10 Orbit Diagram

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
View Asteroid 2007 OR10 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2007 OR10 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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jul 15 21.32 22h 25m 51s -12° 04’ 13” Aquarius
2018 Jul 16 21.32 22h 25m 50s -12° 04’ 23” Aquarius
2018 Jul 17 21.32 22h 25m 47s -12° 04’ 32” Aquarius
2018 Jul 18 21.32 22h 25m 45s -12° 04’ 41” Aquarius
2018 Jul 19 21.31 22h 25m 44s -12° 04’ 51” Aquarius
2018 Jul 20 21.31 22h 25m 42s -12° 05’ 00” Aquarius
2018 Jul 21 21.31 22h 25m 41s -12° 05’ 12” Aquarius
2018 Jul 22 21.31 22h 25m 38s -12° 05’ 21” Aquarius
2018 Jul 23 21.31 22h 25m 36s -12° 05’ 31” Aquarius
2018 Jul 24 21.31 22h 25m 35s -12° 05’ 42” Aquarius
2018 Jul 25 21.31 22h 25m 32s -12° 05’ 53” Aquarius
2018 Jul 26 21.30 22h 25m 31s -12° 06’ 03” Aquarius
2018 Jul 27 21.30 22h 25m 28s -12° 06’ 14” Aquarius
2018 Jul 28 21.30 22h 25m 27s -12° 06’ 24” Aquarius

Distance of Asteroid 2007 OR10 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2007 OR10 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2007 OR10 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2007 OR10 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2007 OR10

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 2075

Asteroid 2007 OR10 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2007 OR10 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50502623
Orbit inclination i 30.82973120°
Perihelion distance q 33.27396280 AU
4,977,713,994 km
Aphelion distance Q 101.17341441 AU
15,135,327,397 km
Semi-major axis a 67.22368860 AU
10,056,520,695 km
Orbital period period 551.1800 years
201,317.6884 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1857-Oct-26 11:17:36
2,399,613.9706 JD
Next perihelion transit 2409-Jan-03 03:48
2,600,931.6589 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.3144747212°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.83129812569°
Mean anomaly M 104.76551150308°
Mean motion n 0.00178822°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Aug-22
Distance of closest approach* 85.87527796 AU
12,846,758,754 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.