Asteroid 2010 RF12
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 20h 58m 48s and the Declination is -18° 22’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 29.72 (JPL).
- 2010 RF12 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 2010 RF12 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 77,994,924 kilometers, equivalent to 0.521364 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 20.1631 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2010 RF12 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 6 2095 at a distance of 0.000348 Astronomical Units, or 52,029 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2010 RF12 Brightness and Light Curve
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 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.86144541 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Nov-23 03:06:57
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Dec-27 09:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||267.39298857612°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||163.71146176377°|
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.
|2023 Nov 24||20h 33m 06s||-19° 49’ 26”||29.76||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 25||20h 36m 38s||-19° 38’ 14”||29.75||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 26||20h 40m 10s||-19° 26’ 47”||29.75||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 27||20h 43m 42s||-19° 15’ 02”||29.74||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 28||20h 47m 16s||-19° 03’ 01”||29.74||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 29||20h 50m 48s||-18° 50’ 43”||29.73||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 30||20h 54m 21s||-18° 38’ 08”||29.72||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 01||20h 57m 55s||-18° 25’ 18”||29.72||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 02||21h 01m 27s||-18° 12’ 11”||29.71||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 03||21h 05m 00s||-17° 58’ 48”||29.70||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 04||21h 08m 35s||-17° 45’ 09”||29.70||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 05||21h 12m 07s||-17° 31’ 13”||29.69||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 06||21h 15m 42s||-17° 17’ 00”||29.68||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 07||21h 19m 15s||-17° 02’ 34”||29.68||Capricornus|