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Asteroid 2013 FT28

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Asteroid 2013 FT28 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2013 FT28 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2013 FT28 in Virgo on April, 26 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
13h 07m 15s
-12° 54’ 42”

Asteroid 2013 FT28 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2013 FT28 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 102.9°
Max altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 257.1°

Asteroid 2013 FT28 Orbit Diagram

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 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
2019 Apr 19 13h 07m 40s -12° 57’ 42” 24.17 Virgo
2019 Apr 20 13h 07m 36s -12° 57’ 18” 24.17 Virgo
2019 Apr 21 13h 07m 32s -12° 56’ 53” 24.18 Virgo
2019 Apr 22 13h 07m 29s -12° 56’ 29” 24.18 Virgo
2019 Apr 23 13h 07m 27s -12° 56’ 04” 24.18 Virgo
2019 Apr 24 13h 07m 23s -12° 55’ 41” 24.19 Virgo
2019 Apr 25 13h 07m 19s -12° 55’ 17” 24.19 Virgo
2019 Apr 26 13h 07m 17s -12° 54’ 52” 24.19 Virgo
2019 Apr 27 13h 07m 14s -12° 54’ 29” 24.19 Virgo
2019 Apr 28 13h 07m 10s -12° 54’ 05” 24.20 Virgo
2019 Apr 29 13h 07m 06s -12° 53’ 39” 24.20 Virgo
2019 Apr 30 13h 07m 04s -12° 53’ 16” 24.20 Virgo
2019 May 01 13h 07m 00s -12° 52’ 51” 24.20 Virgo
2019 May 02 13h 06m 57s -12° 52’ 27” 24.21 Virgo

Distance of Asteroid 2013 FT28 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2013 FT28 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2013 FT28 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2013 FT28 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid 2013 FT28

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 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 FT28 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.86008366
Orbit inclination i 17.33737190°
Perihelion distance q 43.46028775 AU
6,501,566,521 km
Aphelion distance Q 577.77221282 AU
86,433,492,961 km
Semi-major axis a 310.61625029 AU
46,467,529,741 km
Orbital period period 5,474.5000 years
1,999,561.1303 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2059-Nov-12 20:20:04
2,473,410.3473 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 40.538623678791°
Longitude of the ascending node node 217.77097968559°
Mean anomaly M 357.33364239809°
Mean motion n 0.00018004°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2060-Jun-09
Distance of closest approach* 42.47117760 AU
6,353,597,748 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.