Asteroid 2012 TC4
Asteroid 2012 TC4 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2012 TC4 is 17h 06m 02s and the Declination is -23° 07’ 53” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2012 TC4 is 31.64 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2012 TC4 [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]:
- 2012 TC4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 9° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2012 TC4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2012 TC4 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid 2012 TC4 available on TheSkyLive:
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 409,161,795 kilometers, equivalent to 2.735078 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 44.8168 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 January 2013 and 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
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2012 TC4 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 2012 TC4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.93353169 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Nov-16 00:45:42
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Jul-18 00:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||222.58388030278°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||198.23273433597°|
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.
|2021 Jan 21||16h 52m 47s||-22° 47’ 45”||31.66||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 22||16h 54m 38s||-22° 50’ 47”||31.66||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 23||16h 56m 27s||-22° 53’ 44”||31.65||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 24||16h 58m 17s||-22° 56’ 35”||31.65||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 25||17h 00m 06s||-22° 59’ 21”||31.65||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 26||17h 01m 55s||-23° 02’ 03”||31.64||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 27||17h 03m 44s||-23° 04’ 40”||31.64||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 28||17h 05m 34s||-23° 07’ 12”||31.64||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 29||17h 07m 22s||-23° 09’ 38”||31.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 30||17h 09m 11s||-23° 12’ 01”||31.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 31||17h 10m 59s||-23° 14’ 18”||31.62||Ophiucus|
|2021 Feb 01||17h 12m 47s||-23° 16’ 31”||31.62||Ophiucus|
|2021 Feb 02||17h 14m 35s||-23° 18’ 38”||31.61||Ophiucus|
|2021 Feb 03||17h 16m 22s||-23° 20’ 41”||31.61||Ophiucus|