Asteroid 2012 TC4
Asteroid 2012 TC4 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2012 TC4 is 17h 41m 24s and the Declination is -23° 58’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2012 TC4 is 29.54 (JPL).
- 2012 TC4 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 2012 TC4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2012 TC4 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 2012 TC4 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 2012 TC4 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 2012 TC4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2012 TC4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 2012 TC4 from Earth is currently 177,366,194 kilometers, equivalent to 1.185620 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 51.6299 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2012 TC4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2012 TC4 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 2012 TC4 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 2012 TC4 to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2012 TC4 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 12 2017 at a distance of 0.001009 Astronomical Units, or 150,973 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2012 TC4, 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 2012 TC4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.96597444 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-Jan-11 22:18:11
|Argument of perihelion||peri||26.525695953657°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||19.719098619017°|
Visualization of Asteroid 2012 TC4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2012 TC4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2012 TC4 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 2012 TC4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2012 TC4 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2012 TC4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Sep 22||17h 28m 36s||-23° 53’ 18”||29.53||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 23||17h 30m 20s||-23° 54’ 11”||29.53||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 24||17h 32m 06s||-23° 55’ 00”||29.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 25||17h 33m 54s||-23° 55’ 46”||29.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 26||17h 35m 43s||-23° 56’ 30”||29.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 27||17h 37m 33s||-23° 57’ 10”||29.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 28||17h 39m 26s||-23° 57’ 44”||29.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 29||17h 41m 21s||-23° 58’ 15”||29.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 30||17h 43m 18s||-23° 58’ 42”||29.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Oct 01||17h 45m 17s||-23° 59’ 04”||29.54||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 02||17h 47m 17s||-23° 59’ 21”||29.53||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 03||17h 49m 19s||-23° 59’ 32”||29.53||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 04||17h 51m 24s||-23° 59’ 39”||29.53||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 05||17h 53m 30s||-23° 59’ 39”||29.53||Sagittarius|