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Asteroid 2013 RF98

Asteroid 2013 RF98 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 03h 25m 34s and the Declination is +08° 35’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 24.64 (JPL).

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03h 25m 34s
+08° 35’ 46”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid 2013 RF98 in Taurus on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2013 RF98 in Taurus on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

2013 RF98
RA: 03h 25m 34s
Dec: +08° 35’ 46”
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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Earth is currently 5,617,423,698 kilometers, equivalent to 37.550158 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 12 minutes and 17.7085 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2013 RF98 and arrive to us.

5 hours, 12 minutes and 17.7085 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 35.368950 Astronomical Units, or 5,291,119,630 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 24.64.


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: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.1°
Azimuth: 278.6°

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 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.90994283
Orbit inclination i 29.51453460°
Perihelion distance q 36.08347943 AU
5,398,011,701 km
Aphelion distance Q 765.26254752 AU
114,481,647,865 km
Semi-major axis a 400.67301348 AU
59,939,829,783 km
Orbital period period 8,020.3504 years
2,929,432.9722 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Oct-26 10:55:31
2,455,130.9552 JD
Next perihelion transit 10030-May-02 10:15
5,384,563.9275 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 311.6743848933°
Longitude of the ascending node node 67.639775652567°
Mean anomaly M 0.57384351710268°
Mean motion n 0.00012289°/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
2022 Sep 26 03h 25m 59s +08° 37’ 32” 24.66 Taurus
2022 Sep 27 03h 25m 55s +08° 37’ 18” 24.66 Taurus
2022 Sep 28 03h 25m 53s +08° 37’ 05” 24.66 Taurus
2022 Sep 29 03h 25m 50s +08° 36’ 51” 24.65 Taurus
2022 Sep 30 03h 25m 46s +08° 36’ 38” 24.65 Taurus
2022 Oct 01 03h 25m 44s +08° 36’ 24” 24.65 Taurus
2022 Oct 02 03h 25m 40s +08° 36’ 10” 24.65 Taurus
2022 Oct 03 03h 25m 36s +08° 35’ 54” 24.65 Taurus
2022 Oct 04 03h 25m 32s +08° 35’ 40” 24.64 Taurus
2022 Oct 05 03h 25m 29s +08° 35’ 26” 24.64 Taurus
2022 Oct 06 03h 25m 26s +08° 35’ 12” 24.64 Taurus
2022 Oct 07 03h 25m 22s +08° 34’ 58” 24.64 Taurus
2022 Oct 08 03h 25m 18s +08° 34’ 42” 24.63 Taurus
2022 Oct 09 03h 25m 14s +08° 34’ 28” 24.63 Taurus