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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 in Capricornus on February, 18 2019
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
21h 56m 35s
-10° 04’ 53”

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 100.2°
Max altitude: 28.4°
Azimuth: 259.9°

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 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 (NEO) 2010 PK9
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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Feb 11 21h 36m 08s -12° 15’ 11” 23.95 Capricornus
2019 Feb 12 21h 38m 49s -11° 58’ 31” 23.95 Capricornus
2019 Feb 13 21h 41m 30s -11° 41’ 44” 23.95 Capricornus
2019 Feb 14 21h 44m 11s -11° 24’ 51” 23.95 Capricornus
2019 Feb 15 21h 46m 51s -11° 07’ 50” 23.95 Capricornus
2019 Feb 16 21h 49m 31s -10° 50’ 44” 23.96 Capricornus
2019 Feb 17 21h 52m 10s -10° 33’ 32” 23.97 Capricornus
2019 Feb 18 21h 54m 51s -10° 16’ 13” 23.98 Capricornus
2019 Feb 19 21h 57m 30s -09° 58’ 46” 23.98 Capricornus
2019 Feb 20 22h 00m 10s -09° 41’ 14” 23.99 Aquarius
2019 Feb 21 22h 02m 49s -09° 23’ 35” 24.00 Aquarius
2019 Feb 22 22h 05m 29s -09° 05’ 49” 24.01 Aquarius
2019 Feb 23 22h 08m 08s -08° 47’ 56” 24.01 Aquarius
2019 Feb 24 22h 10m 47s -08° 29’ 56” 24.02 Aquarius

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9, 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 (NEO) 2010 PK9 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 PK9 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.67574535
Orbit inclination i 12.56193975°
Perihelion distance q 0.22122791 AU
33,095,224 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.14330398 AU
171,035,842 km
Semi-major axis a 0.68226595 AU
102,065,533 km
Orbital period period 0.5600 years
205.8396 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-22 14:59:06
2,458,626.1244 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 195.63409548307°
Longitude of the ascending node node 306.55280644538°
Mean anomaly M 315.18464091454°
Mean motion n 1.74893445°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2059-Jul-26
Distance of closest approach* 0.01633307 AU
2,443,392 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.