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Asteroid 2013 RF98

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Asteroid 2013 RF98 Position

Asteroid 2013 RF98 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension is 03h 05m 39s and the Declination is +04° 08’ 22”.

03h 05m 39s
+04° 08’ 22”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2013 RF98 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2013 RF98 in Cetus on October, 21 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2013 RF98 is right now (view fullscreen)

2013 RF98
RA: 03h 05m 39s
Dec: +04° 08’ 22”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2013 RF98
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2013 RF98?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2013 RF98 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Earth is currently 5,459,484,242 kilometers, equivalent to 36.494398 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 3 minutes and 30.8792 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2013 RF98 and arrive to us.

5 hours, 3 minutes and 30.8792 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 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 RF98 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 RF98 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2013 RF98 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2013 RF98 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 24 2013 at a distance of 35.36977255 Astronomical Units, or 5,291,242,671 kilometers:

Thu Oct 24 2013

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

Asteroid 2013 RF98 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 24.49.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2013 RF98, 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 RF98 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2013 RF98 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 RF98 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.9°
Max altitude: 42.7°
Azimuth: 274.1°
Asteroid 2013 RF98 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2013 RF98 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 RF98 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.89920590
Orbit inclination i 29.58662888°
Perihelion distance q 36.07175787 AU
5,396,258,181 km
Aphelion distance Q 679.67960262 AU
101,678,621,514 km
Semi-major axis a 357.87568025 AU
53,537,439,847 km
Orbital period period 6,770.2800 years
2,472,843.9261 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Sep-25 13:56:20
2,455,100.0808 JD
Next perihelion transit 8780-Feb-25 12:09
4,927,944.0069 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 311.60258271302°
Longitude of the ascending node node 67.578055451693°
Mean anomaly M 0.50959581409812°
Mean motion n 0.00014558°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2013 RF98 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2013 RF98 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2013 RF98 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 RF98
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Asteroid 2013 RF98 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2013 RF98 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2013 RF98 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Oct 14 03h 06m 12s +04° 10’ 31” 24.50 Cetus
2019 Oct 15 03h 06m 07s +04° 10’ 13” 24.50 Cetus
2019 Oct 16 03h 06m 03s +04° 09’ 55” 24.50 Cetus
2019 Oct 17 03h 05m 58s +04° 09’ 36” 24.50 Cetus
2019 Oct 18 03h 05m 54s +04° 09’ 18” 24.49 Cetus
2019 Oct 19 03h 05m 49s +04° 09’ 00” 24.49 Cetus
2019 Oct 20 03h 05m 44s +04° 08’ 41” 24.49 Cetus
2019 Oct 21 03h 05m 39s +04° 08’ 25” 24.49 Cetus
2019 Oct 22 03h 05m 35s +04° 08’ 07” 24.48 Cetus
2019 Oct 23 03h 05m 30s +04° 07’ 50” 24.48 Cetus
2019 Oct 24 03h 05m 26s +04° 07’ 32” 24.48 Cetus
2019 Oct 25 03h 05m 21s +04° 07’ 15” 24.47 Cetus
2019 Oct 26 03h 05m 16s +04° 07’ 00” 24.47 Cetus
2019 Oct 27 03h 05m 11s +04° 06’ 42” 24.47 Cetus