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Asteroid 2015 BN509

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Asteroid 2015 BN509 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2015 BN509 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 2015 BN509 in Leo on January, 23 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
10h 13m 51s
+14° 11’ 57”
 = 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 2015 BN509 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2015 BN509 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 75.8°
Max altitude: 52.7°
Azimuth: 284.2°

Asteroid 2015 BN509 Orbit Diagram

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 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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jan 16 19.51 10h 15m 01s +11° 50’ 25” Leo
2018 Jan 17 19.39 10h 15m 06s +12° 04’ 27” Leo
2018 Jan 18 19.26 10h 15m 06s +12° 20’ 08” Leo
2018 Jan 19 19.12 10h 15m 02s +12° 37’ 41” Leo
2018 Jan 20 18.98 10h 14m 53s +12° 57’ 20” Leo
2018 Jan 21 18.83 10h 14m 39s +13° 19’ 22” Leo
2018 Jan 22 18.68 10h 14m 18s +13° 44’ 05” Leo
2018 Jan 23 18.52 10h 13m 51s +14° 11’ 57” Leo
2018 Jan 24 18.35 10h 13m 18s +14° 43’ 26” Leo
2018 Jan 25 18.17 10h 12m 37s +15° 19’ 08” Leo
2018 Jan 26 17.99 10h 11m 44s +15° 59’ 48” Leo
2018 Jan 27 17.79 10h 10m 41s +16° 46’ 27” Leo
2018 Jan 28 17.58 10h 09m 23s +17° 40’ 19” Leo
2018 Jan 29 17.36 10h 07m 46s +18° 42’ 59” Leo

Distance of Asteroid 2015 BN509 from Earth

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

Distance of Asteroid 2015 BN509 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2015 BN509

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 2075

Asteroid 2015 BN509 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2015 BN509 at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56847613
Orbit inclination i 4.17172462°
Perihelion distance q 0.43415450 AU
64,948,589 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.57803781 AU
236,071,096 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00609615 AU
150,509,843 km
Orbital period period 1.0100 years
368.6020 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Apr-04 23:02:24
2,457,848.4600 JD
Next perihelion transit 2018-Apr-08 13:29
2,458,217.0620 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 143.16473665234°
Longitude of the ascending node node 120.2201215985°
Mean anomaly M 148.49187708106°
Mean motion n 0.97666324°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2018-Feb-10
Distance of closest approach* 0.03303046 AU
4,941,287 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.