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Asteroid 2013 RF98

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Asteroid 2013 RF98 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2013 RF98 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 RF98 in Cetus on February, 20 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
02h 41m 12s
+00° 03’ 29”
 = 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 RF98 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2013 RF98 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 89.9°
Max altitude: 38.6°
Azimuth: 270.1°

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Orbit Diagram

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 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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Feb 13 24.49 02h 40m 54s -00° 02’ 02” Cetus
2017 Feb 14 24.49 02h 40m 57s -00° 01’ 15” Cetus
2017 Feb 15 24.49 02h 40m 59s -00° 00’ 29” Cetus
2017 Feb 16 24.49 02h 41m 02s +00° 00’ 16” Cetus
2017 Feb 17 24.49 02h 41m 03s +00° 01’ 05” Cetus
2017 Feb 18 24.49 02h 41m 07s +00° 01’ 51” Cetus
2017 Feb 19 24.50 02h 41m 09s +00° 02’ 39” Cetus
2017 Feb 20 24.50 02h 41m 12s +00° 03’ 29” Cetus
2017 Feb 21 24.50 02h 41m 14s +00° 04’ 17” Cetus
2017 Feb 22 24.50 02h 41m 18s +00° 05’ 06” Cetus
2017 Feb 23 24.50 02h 41m 21s +00° 05’ 54” Cetus
2017 Feb 24 24.50 02h 41m 25s +00° 06’ 44” Cetus
2017 Feb 25 24.50 02h 41m 27s +00° 07’ 33” Cetus
2017 Feb 26 24.50 02h 41m 31s +00° 08’ 24” Cetus

Distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Earth

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

Distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

Light Curve of Asteroid 2013 RF98

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 January 2030

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 RF98 at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.88177503
Orbit inclination i 29.62494449°
Perihelion distance q 36.28195932 AU
5,427,703,869 km
Aphelion distance Q 577.49631627 AU
86,392,219,424 km
Semi-major axis a 306.88913779 AU
45,909,961,647 km
Orbital period period 5,376.2600 years
1,963,679.9347 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2011-Oct-24 21:46:04
2,455,859.4070 JD
Next perihelion transit 7388-Mar-08 20:12
4,419,539.3417 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 316.45926349511°
Longitude of the ascending node node 67.505850573778°
Mean anomaly M 0.31919330061342°
Mean motion n 0.00018333°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Oct-24
Distance of closest approach* 35.39377917 AU
5,294,834,011 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.