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Asteroid 2013 FT28

Asteroid 2013 FT28 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2013 FT28 is 13h 15m 05s and the Declination is -12° 59’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2013 FT28 is 24.15 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2013 FT28 [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]:

13h 15m 05s
-12° 59’ 56”

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Asteroid 2013 FT28 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 in Virgo on May, 15 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2013 FT28 in Virgo on May, 15 2021
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 2013 FT28 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2013 FT28
RA: 13h 15m 05s
Dec: -12° 59’ 56”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2013 FT28
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2013 FT28?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2013 FT28 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2013 FT28 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2013 FT28 from Earth is currently 8,050,370,389 kilometers, equivalent to 53.813402 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 hours, 27 minutes and 33.1451 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2013 FT28 and arrive to us.

7 hours, 27 minutes and 33.1451 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2013 FT28 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2013 FT28 to Earth happens on Wed Jun 9 2060 at a distance of 42.472428 Astronomical Units, or 6,353,784,737 kilometers:

Wed Jun 9 2060

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

Asteroid 2013 FT28 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2013 FT28 is 24.15.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2013 FT28, 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 2013 FT28 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.0°
Max altitude: 25.5°
Azimuth: 257.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 FT28 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.85560714
Orbit inclination i 17.37188190°
Perihelion distance q 43.37021806 AU
6,488,092,286 km
Aphelion distance Q 557.35502619 AU
83,379,125,309 km
Semi-major axis a 300.36262212 AU
44,933,608,797 km
Orbital period period 5,205.6700 years
1,901,372.7148 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2060-Jan-29 04:04:57
2,473,487.6701 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 40.899500336343°
Longitude of the ascending node node 217.73584421133°
Mean anomaly M 357.29491161832°
Mean motion n 0.00018934°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2013 FT28 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2013 FT28 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28
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Asteroid 2013 FT28 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2013 FT28 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2013 FT28 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 08 13h 15m 25s -13° 02’ 43” 24.14 Virgo
2021 May 09 13h 15m 23s -13° 02’ 20” 24.14 Virgo
2021 May 10 13h 15m 20s -13° 01’ 55” 24.14 Virgo
2021 May 11 13h 15m 16s -13° 01’ 32” 24.14 Virgo
2021 May 12 13h 15m 14s -13° 01’ 09” 24.14 Virgo
2021 May 13 13h 15m 11s -13° 00’ 47” 24.15 Virgo
2021 May 14 13h 15m 07s -13° 00’ 24” 24.15 Virgo
2021 May 15 13h 15m 06s -13° 00’ 01” 24.15 Virgo
2021 May 16 13h 15m 02s -12° 59’ 39” 24.15 Virgo
2021 May 17 13h 15m 00s -12° 59’ 16” 24.16 Virgo
2021 May 18 13h 14m 57s -12° 58’ 54” 24.16 Virgo
2021 May 19 13h 14m 54s -12° 58’ 32” 24.16 Virgo
2021 May 20 13h 14m 53s -12° 58’ 09” 24.16 Virgo
2021 May 21 13h 14m 49s -12° 57’ 48” 24.16 Virgo