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Asteroid 2015 BN509

Asteroid 2015 BN509 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2015 BN509 is 02h 16m 58s and the Declination is +11° 56’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2015 BN509 is 22.42 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2015 BN509 [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]:

02h 16m 58s
+11° 56’ 15”
Aries
22.42

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Asteroid 2015 BN509 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2015 BN509 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 2015 BN509 in Aries on May, 23 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2015 BN509 in Aries on May, 23 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 2015 BN509 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2015 BN509
RA: 02h 16m 58s
Dec: +11° 56’ 15”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2015 BN509
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2015 BN509?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2015 BN509 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2015 BN509 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2015 BN509 from Earth is currently 216,237,616 kilometers, equivalent to 1.445459 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 1.2910 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2015 BN509 and arrive to us.

216,237,616
1.445459
12 minutes and 1.2910 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2015 BN509 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 2015 BN509 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 2015 BN509 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2015 BN509 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2015 BN509 to Earth happens on Sat Feb 10 2018 at a distance of 0.033030 Astronomical Units, or 4,941,279 kilometers:

Sat Feb 10 2018
4,941,279
0.033030

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2015 BN509 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2015 BN509 is 22.42.

22.42

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2015 BN509, 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 2015 BN509 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2015 BN509 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 2015 BN509 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.2°
Max altitude: 50.4°
Azimuth: 281.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2015 BN509 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 2015 BN509 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2015 BN509 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56833528
Orbit inclination i 4.15351821°
Perihelion distance q 0.43452611 AU
65,004,181 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.57873137 AU
236,174,851 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00662874 AU
150,589,516 km
Orbital period period 1.0100 years
368.8947 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Apr-22 19:18:23
2,459,692.3044 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Apr-26 16:46
2,460,061.1991 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 143.19277967821°
Longitude of the ascending node node 120.11100564092°
Mean anomaly M 270.4091236041°
Mean motion n 0.97588824°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2015 BN509 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2015 BN509 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2015 BN509 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 2015 BN509
View Asteroid 2015 BN509 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2015 BN509 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2015 BN509 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2015 BN509 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 16 01h 47m 57s +09° 46’ 37” 22.12 Pisces
2022 May 17 01h 51m 46s +10° 04’ 00” 22.16 Pisces
2022 May 18 01h 55m 32s +10° 21’ 10” 22.20 Pisces
2022 May 19 01h 59m 18s +10° 38’ 08” 22.24 Aries
2022 May 20 02h 03m 02s +10° 54’ 56” 22.27 Aries
2022 May 21 02h 06m 46s +11° 11’ 29” 22.31 Aries
2022 May 22 02h 10m 27s +11° 27’ 47” 22.35 Aries
2022 May 23 02h 14m 07s +11° 43’ 53” 22.39 Aries
2022 May 24 02h 17m 44s +11° 59’ 41” 22.43 Aries
2022 May 25 02h 21m 20s +12° 15’ 15” 22.47 Aries
2022 May 26 02h 24m 56s +12° 30’ 33” 22.50 Aries
2022 May 27 02h 28m 27s +12° 45’ 35” 22.54 Aries
2022 May 28 02h 31m 59s +13° 00’ 20” 22.58 Aries
2022 May 29 02h 35m 29s +13° 14’ 49” 22.62 Aries