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Asteroid 2010 RF12

Asteroid 2010 RF12 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 14h 52m 00s and the Declination is -21° 25’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 29.58 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2010 RF12 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

14h 52m 00s
-21° 25’ 12”
  • 2010 RF12 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 17° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2010 RF12 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2010 RF12 rise and set times.
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Asteroid 2010 RF12 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2010 RF12 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.

Map showing Asteroid 2010 RF12 in Libra on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2010 RF12 in Libra on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 10x6 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, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2010 RF12 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2010 RF12
RA: 14h 52m 00s
Dec: -21° 25’ 12”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2010 RF12
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2010 RF12?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2010 RF12 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2010 RF12 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2010 RF12 from Earth is currently 10,656,224 kilometers, equivalent to 0.071232 Astronomical Units. Light takes 35.5453 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2010 RF12 and arrive to us.

35.5453 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2010 RF12 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 2010 RF12 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 2010 RF12 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2010 RF12 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2010 RF12 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 6 2095 at a distance of 0.000197 Astronomical Units, or 29,448 kilometers:

Tue Sep 6 2095

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

Asteroid 2010 RF12 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 29.58.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2010 RF12, 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 2010 RF12 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2010 RF12 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 2010 RF12 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.4°
Max altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 248.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2010 RF12 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 2010 RF12 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2010 RF12 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18825540
Orbit inclination i 0.88368355°
Perihelion distance q 0.86074764 AU
128,766,015 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.25998749 AU
188,491,446 km
Semi-major axis a 1.06036756 AU
158,628,730 km
Orbital period period 1.0919 years
398.8256 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-23 08:37:13
2,459,906.8592 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 267.64330398795°
Longitude of the ascending node node 163.79035681662°
Mean anomaly M 263.99486993097°
Mean motion n 0.90265007°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2010 RF12 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2010 RF12 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2010 RF12 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 RF12
View Asteroid 2010 RF12 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2010 RF12 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2010 RF12 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2010 RF12 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 26 15h 46m 46s -23° 18’ 03” 27.31 Libra
2022 Sep 27 15h 39m 38s -23° 08’ 03” 28.00 Libra
2022 Sep 28 15h 32m 26s -22° 56’ 30” 28.00 Libra
2022 Sep 29 15h 25m 11s -22° 43’ 23” 28.00 Libra
2022 Sep 30 15h 17m 57s -22° 28’ 41” 28.00 Libra
2022 Oct 01 15h 10m 41s -22° 12’ 24” 29.00 Libra
2022 Oct 02 15h 03m 24s -21° 54’ 33” 29.00 Libra
2022 Oct 03 14h 56m 09s -21° 35’ 08” 29.00 Libra
2022 Oct 04 14h 48m 57s -21° 14’ 15” 30.00 Libra
2022 Oct 05 14h 41m 48s -20° 51’ 56” 30.00 Libra
2022 Oct 06 14h 34m 44s -20° 28’ 17” 30.00 Libra
2022 Oct 07 14h 27m 43s -20° 03’ 24” 31.00 Libra
2022 Oct 08 14h 20m 52s -19° 37’ 24” 32.00 Virgo
2022 Oct 09 14h 14m 08s -19° 10’ 28” 32.00 Virgo