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Asteroid 2007 OR10

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Asteroid 2007 OR10 Position

Asteroid 2007 OR10 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension is 22h 25m 30s and the Declination is -11° 46’ 21”.

22h 25m 30s
-11° 46’ 21”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2007 OR10 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2007 OR10 in Aquarius on February, 24 2020
Field of view: 60x30 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 showing where Asteroid 2007 OR10 is right now (view fullscreen)

2007 OR10
RA: 22h 25m 30s
Dec: -11° 46’ 21”
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

The distance of Asteroid 2007 OR10 from Earth is currently 13,374,916,290 kilometers, equivalent to 89.405793 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 hours, 23 minutes and 33.9185 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2007 OR10 and arrive to us.

12 hours, 23 minutes and 33.9185 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 85.87527793 Astronomical Units, or 12,846,758,750 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 21.10.


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: 101.8°
Max altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 258.2°
Asteroid 2007 OR10 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50288664
Orbit inclination i 30.73927684°
Perihelion distance q 33.49356321 AU
5,010,565,748 km
Aphelion distance Q 101.25865220 AU
15,148,078,789 km
Semi-major axis a 67.37610770 AU
10,079,322,268 km
Orbital period period 553.0500 years
202,002.7605 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1857-Aug-07 16:49:31
2,399,534.2011 JD
Next perihelion transit 2410-Aug-31 11:04
2,601,536.9615 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.54640213791°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.84359362179°
Mean anomaly M 105.26523287066°
Mean motion n 0.00178215°/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
2020 Feb 17 22h 25m 10s -11° 48’ 28” 21.12 Aquarius
2020 Feb 18 22h 25m 14s -11° 48’ 11” 21.12 Aquarius
2020 Feb 19 22h 25m 15s -11° 47’ 53” 21.11 Aquarius
2020 Feb 20 22h 25m 18s -11° 47’ 36” 21.11 Aquarius
2020 Feb 21 22h 25m 22s -11° 47’ 20” 21.11 Aquarius
2020 Feb 22 22h 25m 23s -11° 47’ 02” 21.10 Aquarius
2020 Feb 23 22h 25m 27s -11° 46’ 45” 21.10 Aquarius
2020 Feb 24 22h 25m 30s -11° 46’ 27” 21.10 Aquarius
2020 Feb 25 22h 25m 32s -11° 46’ 10” 21.11 Aquarius
2020 Feb 26 22h 25m 35s -11° 45’ 54” 21.11 Aquarius
2020 Feb 27 22h 25m 37s -11° 45’ 37” 21.11 Aquarius
2020 Feb 28 22h 25m 40s -11° 45’ 20” 21.12 Aquarius
2020 Feb 29 22h 25m 42s -11° 45’ 02” 21.12 Aquarius
2020 Mar 01 22h 25m 45s -11° 44’ 45” 21.12 Aquarius