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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 July, 20 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
13h 01m 18s
-12° 26’ 22”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 102.4°
Max altitude: 26.1°
Azimuth: 257.6°

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
View Asteroid 2013 FT28 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jul 13 24.35 13h 01m 10s -12° 26’ 39” Virgo
2018 Jul 14 24.35 13h 01m 11s -12° 26’ 35” Virgo
2018 Jul 15 24.35 13h 01m 13s -12° 26’ 33” Virgo
2018 Jul 16 24.35 13h 01m 14s -12° 26’ 30” Virgo
2018 Jul 17 24.35 13h 01m 14s -12° 26’ 27” Virgo
2018 Jul 18 24.35 13h 01m 17s -12° 26’ 26” Virgo
2018 Jul 19 24.35 13h 01m 18s -12° 26’ 23” Virgo
2018 Jul 20 24.35 13h 01m 18s -12° 26’ 22” Virgo
2018 Jul 21 24.35 13h 01m 21s -12° 26’ 22” Virgo
2018 Jul 22 24.35 13h 01m 22s -12° 26’ 22” Virgo
2018 Jul 23 24.35 13h 01m 23s -12° 26’ 22” Virgo
2018 Jul 24 24.35 13h 01m 24s -12° 26’ 22” Virgo
2018 Jul 25 24.35 13h 01m 27s -12° 26’ 23” Virgo
2018 Jul 26 24.35 13h 01m 28s -12° 26’ 26” 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 2075

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 2075

Asteroid 2013 FT28 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 FT28 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.86081995
Orbit inclination i 17.32844983°
Perihelion distance q 43.53072201 AU
6,512,103,337 km
Aphelion distance Q 582.00031712 AU
87,066,008,362 km
Semi-major axis a 312.76551957 AU
46,789,055,849 km
Orbital period period 5,531.4200 years
2,020,350.5493 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2059-Oct-09 02:14:42
2,473,375.5935 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 40.33221924955°
Longitude of the ascending node node 217.78086471349°
Mean anomaly M 357.29599713401°
Mean motion n 0.00017819°/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 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.