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Asteroid 2010 GB174

Altitude: -13.4°   Azimuth: 310.8°   Direction: North-West

Asteroid 2010 GB174 is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2010 GB174 is 13h 18m 31s and the Declination is +12° 21’ 50” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2010 GB174 is 25.63 (JPL).

13h 18m 31s
+12° 21’ 50”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2010 GB174 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.6°
Max altitude: 50.9°
Azimuth: 282.4°
  • 2010 GB174 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2010 GB174 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2010 GB174 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174 in Virgo on December,07 2023
Map showing Asteroid 2010 GB174 in Virgo on December, 07 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2010 GB174
Map showing Asteroid 2010 GB174 in Virgo on December, 07 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2010 GB174 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2010 GB174
RA: 13h 18m 31s
Dec: +12° 21’ 50”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2010 GB174
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2010 GB174?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2010 GB174 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2010 GB174 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2010 GB174 from Earth is currently 11,287,465,302 kilometers, equivalent to 75.452045 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 hours, 27 minutes and 30.9315 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2010 GB174 and arrive to us.

10 hours, 27 minutes and 30.9315 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Asteroid 2010 GB174 to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2010 GB174 to Earth happens on Fri Mar 22 2013 at a distance of 68.259027 Astronomical Units, or 10,211,405,139 kilometers:

Fri Mar 22 2013

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

Asteroid 2010 GB174 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2010 GB174, 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 2010 GB174 as a function of time

Asteroid 2010 GB174 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2010 GB174 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.85623704
Orbit inclination i 21.58341964°
Perihelion distance q 48.36434657 AU
7,235,203,280 km
Aphelion distance Q 624.47023841 AU
93,419,418,168 km
Semi-major axis a 336.41729249 AU
50,327,310,724 km
Orbital period period 6,170.5755 years
2,253,802.6945 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1951-May-28 08:10:01
2,433,794.8403 JD
Next perihelion transit 8122-Feb-08 00:50
4,687,597.5348 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 346.68201633348°
Longitude of the ascending node node 130.81448152429°
Mean anomaly M 4.1858311365748°
Mean motion n 0.00015973°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2010 GB174 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2010 GB174 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174
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Asteroid 2010 GB174 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2010 GB174 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2010 GB174 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 30 13h 18m 14s +12° 21’ 42” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 13h 18m 15s +12° 21’ 42” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 13h 18m 19s +12° 21’ 42” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 13h 18m 20s +12° 21’ 42” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 13h 18m 24s +12° 21’ 43” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 13h 18m 25s +12° 21’ 45” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 06 13h 18m 28s +12° 21’ 46” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 07 13h 18m 29s +12° 21’ 47” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Dec 08 13h 18m 32s +12° 21’ 51” 25.63 Virgo
2023 Dec 09 13h 18m 34s +12° 21’ 54” 25.63 Virgo
2023 Dec 10 13h 18m 37s +12° 21’ 56” 25.63 Virgo
2023 Dec 11 13h 18m 38s +12° 22’ 00” 25.63 Virgo
2023 Dec 12 13h 18m 41s +12° 22’ 04” 25.63 Virgo
2023 Dec 13 13h 18m 42s +12° 22’ 09” 25.63 Virgo