Asteroid 2013 RF98
Asteroid 2013 RF98 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 03h 19m 32s and the Declination is +08° 17’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 24.65 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2013 RF98 [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]:
- 2013 RF98 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 31° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2013 RF98 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2013 RF98 rise and set times.
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Asteroid 2013 RF98 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 2013 RF98 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2013 RF98 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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 from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Earth is currently 5,858,939,137 kilometers, equivalent to 39.164589 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 25 minutes and 43.3173 seconds 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.
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 35.368950 Astronomical Units, or 5,291,119,630 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2013 RF98 brightness
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.
Asteroid 2013 RF98 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||36.07491798 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-Oct-14 03:49:39
|Next perihelion transit||9841-Oct-21 15:24
|Argument of perihelion||peri||311.61550379441°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||67.627583288806°|
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!
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.
|2022 May 09||03h 18m 39s||+08° 12’ 24”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 10||03h 18m 47s||+08° 13’ 00”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 11||03h 18m 53s||+08° 13’ 37”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 12||03h 19m 00s||+08° 14’ 15”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 13||03h 19m 06s||+08° 14’ 51”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 14||03h 19m 14s||+08° 15’ 27”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 15||03h 19m 20s||+08° 16’ 03”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 16||03h 19m 27s||+08° 16’ 38”||24.64||Cetus|
|2022 May 17||03h 19m 35s||+08° 17’ 13”||24.65||Cetus|
|2022 May 18||03h 19m 41s||+08° 17’ 48”||24.65||Cetus|
|2022 May 19||03h 19m 48s||+08° 18’ 24”||24.65||Cetus|
|2022 May 20||03h 19m 54s||+08° 18’ 59”||24.65||Cetus|
|2022 May 21||03h 20m 02s||+08° 19’ 32”||24.66||Cetus|
|2022 May 22||03h 20m 08s||+08° 20’ 07”||24.66||Cetus|