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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.

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Asteroid 2013 RF98 in Cetus on October, 16 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
02h 59m 39s
+02° 38’ 54”

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 87.4°
Max altitude: 41.2°
Azimuth: 272.6°

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Oct 09 03h 00m 12s +02° 41’ 18” 24.48 Cetus
2018 Oct 10 03h 00m 07s +02° 40’ 59” 24.48 Cetus
2018 Oct 11 03h 00m 03s +02° 40’ 37” 24.48 Cetus
2018 Oct 12 02h 59m 58s +02° 40’ 18” 24.48 Cetus
2018 Oct 13 02h 59m 54s +02° 39’ 57” 24.47 Cetus
2018 Oct 14 02h 59m 49s +02° 39’ 38” 24.47 Cetus
2018 Oct 15 02h 59m 45s +02° 39’ 19” 24.47 Cetus
2018 Oct 16 02h 59m 40s +02° 38’ 59” 24.47 Cetus
2018 Oct 17 02h 59m 35s +02° 38’ 39” 24.46 Cetus
2018 Oct 18 02h 59m 31s +02° 38’ 21” 24.46 Cetus
2018 Oct 19 02h 59m 26s +02° 38’ 02” 24.46 Cetus
2018 Oct 20 02h 59m 21s +02° 37’ 44” 24.46 Cetus
2018 Oct 21 02h 59m 17s +02° 37’ 24” 24.45 Cetus
2018 Oct 22 02h 59m 12s +02° 37’ 06” 24.45 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 December 2075

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 December 2075

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 RF98 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.89706865
Orbit inclination i 29.58474573°
Perihelion distance q 36.08173060 AU
5,397,750,080 km
Aphelion distance Q 665.00167477 AU
99,482,834,757 km
Semi-major axis a 350.54170269 AU
52,440,292,419 km
Orbital period period 6,563.2300 years
2,397,220.3988 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Oct-06 04:48:50
2,455,110.7006 JD
Next perihelion transit 8573-Feb-16 14:23
4,852,331.0994 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 311.68204957106°
Longitude of the ascending node node 67.580206049777°
Mean anomaly M 0.46400730956385°
Mean motion n 0.00015017°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Oct-24
Distance of closest approach* 35.36977255 AU
5,291,242,671 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.