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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
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Asteroid 2007 OR10

Altitude: -37.8°   Azimuth: 54.1°   Direction: North-East

Asteroid 2007 OR10 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2007 OR10 is 22h 26m 12s and the Declination is -11° 03’ 17” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2007 OR10 is 21.49 (JPL).

22h 26m 12s
-11° 03’ 17”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2007 OR10 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.1°
Max altitude: 27.5°
Azimuth: 258.9°
  • 2007 OR10 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2007 OR10 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2007 OR10 in Aquarius on December,06 2023
Map showing Asteroid 2007 OR10 in Aquarius on December, 06 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2007 OR10
Map showing Asteroid 2007 OR10 in Aquarius on December, 06 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 26m 12s
Dec: -11° 03’ 17”
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 13,376,355,067 kilometers, equivalent to 89.415411 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 hours, 23 minutes and 38.7177 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2007 OR10 and arrive to us.

12 hours, 23 minutes and 38.7177 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2007 OR10 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 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2007 OR10 to Earth happens on Thu Aug 22 2013 at a distance of 85.875962 Astronomical Units, or 12,846,861,017 kilometers:

Thu Aug 22 2013

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

Asteroid 2007 OR10 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2007 OR10 as a function of time

Asteroid 2007 OR10 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2007 OR10 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49797196
Orbit inclination i 30.64291466°
Perihelion distance q 33.77781675 AU
5,053,089,473 km
Aphelion distance Q 100.78764186 AU
15,077,616,645 km
Semi-major axis a 67.28272930 AU
10,065,353,059 km
Orbital period period 551.9041 years
201,582.9642 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1856-Feb-13 21:29:42
2,398,993.3956 JD
Next perihelion transit 2408-Jan-13 20:38
2,600,576.3599 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.2443254136°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.85623117561°
Mean anomaly M 108.95046442691°
Mean motion n 0.00178587°/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
View Asteroid 2007 OR10 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2023 Nov 29 22h 26m 08s -11° 03’ 52” 21.48 Aquarius
2023 Nov 30 22h 26m 09s -11° 03’ 48” 21.48 Aquarius
2023 Dec 01 22h 26m 09s -11° 03’ 43” 21.48 Aquarius
2023 Dec 02 22h 26m 09s -11° 03’ 39” 21.48 Aquarius
2023 Dec 03 22h 26m 11s -11° 03’ 34” 21.48 Aquarius
2023 Dec 04 22h 26m 11s -11° 03’ 29” 21.48 Aquarius
2023 Dec 05 22h 26m 11s -11° 03’ 24” 21.49 Aquarius
2023 Dec 06 22h 26m 12s -11° 03’ 19” 21.49 Aquarius
2023 Dec 07 22h 26m 12s -11° 03’ 12” 21.49 Aquarius
2023 Dec 08 22h 26m 12s -11° 03’ 06” 21.49 Aquarius
2023 Dec 09 22h 26m 13s -11° 03’ 01” 21.49 Aquarius
2023 Dec 10 22h 26m 13s -11° 02’ 53” 21.49 Aquarius
2023 Dec 11 22h 26m 14s -11° 02’ 48” 21.49 Aquarius
2023 Dec 12 22h 26m 16s -11° 02’ 40” 21.49 Aquarius