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Asteroid 2013 RF98

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Asteroid 2013 RF98 Position

Asteroid 2013 RF98 is currently in the constellation of . The current Right Ascension is 02h 59m 26s and the Declination is +04° 14’ 19”.

02h 59m 26s
+04° 14’ 19”

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

Map showing Asteroid 2013 RF98 in on January, 27 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

2013 RF98
RA: 02h 59m 26s
Dec: +04° 14’ 19”
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 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes to travel from Asteroid 2013 RF98 and arrive to us.


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 Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 0.00000000 Astronomical Units, or 0 kilometers:

Tue Jan 1 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 -100.00.


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: 85.8°
Max altitude: 42.8°
Azimuth: 274.2°
Asteroid 2013 RF98 is below 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, 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 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
2020 Jan 20 02h 59m 30s +04° 10’ 58” N.A.
2020 Jan 21 02h 59m 30s +04° 11’ 25” N.A.
2020 Jan 22 02h 59m 30s +04° 11’ 52” N.A.
2020 Jan 23 02h 59m 29s +04° 12’ 20” N.A.
2020 Jan 24 02h 59m 27s +04° 12’ 47” N.A.
2020 Jan 25 02h 59m 27s +04° 13’ 17” N.A.
2020 Jan 26 02h 59m 27s +04° 13’ 45” N.A.
2020 Jan 27 02h 59m 26s +04° 14’ 16” N.A.
2020 Jan 28 02h 59m 26s +04° 14’ 45” N.A.
2020 Jan 29 02h 59m 26s +04° 15’ 16” N.A.
2020 Jan 30 02h 59m 26s +04° 15’ 48” N.A.
2020 Jan 31 02h 59m 26s +04° 16’ 19” N.A.
2020 Feb 01 02h 59m 27s +04° 16’ 53” N.A.
2020 Feb 02 02h 59m 27s +04° 17’ 25” N.A.