Asteroid 2010 RF12
Asteroid 2010 RF12 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 13h 05m 47s and the Declination is -07° 28’ 50” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 30.35 (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]:
- 2010 RF12 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 29° 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.
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.
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 137,945,626 kilometers, equivalent to 0.922110 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 40.1371 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2010 RF12 and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.000261 Astronomical Units, or 39,099 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2010 RF12 brightness
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.
Asteroid 2010 RF12 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.86095148 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Oct-20 13:53:07
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Nov-23 10:27
|Argument of perihelion||peri||267.65755321531°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||163.80912923356°|
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!
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.
|2021 Dec 02||12h 41m 03s||-05° 01’ 05”||30.31||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 03||12h 44m 27s||-05° 21’ 51”||30.32||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 04||12h 47m 53s||-05° 42’ 28”||30.32||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 05||12h 51m 18s||-06° 02’ 56”||30.33||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 06||12h 54m 42s||-06° 23’ 15”||30.34||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 07||12h 58m 05s||-06° 43’ 24”||30.34||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 08||13h 01m 28s||-07° 03’ 25”||30.35||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 09||13h 04m 51s||-07° 23’ 17”||30.35||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 10||13h 08m 14s||-07° 42’ 57”||30.36||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 11||13h 11m 36s||-08° 02’ 29”||30.37||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 12||13h 14m 57s||-08° 21’ 50”||30.37||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 13||13h 18m 20s||-08° 40’ 59”||30.38||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 14||13h 21m 39s||-09° 00’ 00”||30.39||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 15||13h 25m 00s||-09° 18’ 50”||30.39||Virgo|