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Asteroid 2016 HO3

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Asteroid 2016 HO3 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3 in Bootes on February, 18 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 00m 06s
+27° 39’ 15”
 = 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 2016 HO3 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2016 HO3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 62.3°
Max altitude: 66.2°
Azimuth: 297.7°

Asteroid 2016 HO3 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2016 HO3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3
View Asteroid 2016 HO3 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2016 HO3 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2016 HO3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2016 HO3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Feb 11 23.33 14h 51m 01s +25° 36’ 33” Bootes
2018 Feb 12 23.31 14h 52m 28s +25° 53’ 16” Bootes
2018 Feb 13 23.29 14h 53m 53s +26° 10’ 14” Bootes
2018 Feb 14 23.27 14h 55m 14s +26° 27’ 30” Bootes
2018 Feb 15 23.25 14h 56m 33s +26° 45’ 02” Bootes
2018 Feb 16 23.22 14h 57m 47s +27° 02’ 50” Bootes
2018 Feb 17 23.20 14h 58m 59s +27° 20’ 54” Bootes
2018 Feb 18 23.18 15h 00m 06s +27° 39’ 15” Bootes
2018 Feb 19 23.16 15h 01m 10s +27° 57’ 50” Bootes
2018 Feb 20 23.13 15h 02m 12s +28° 16’ 40” Bootes
2018 Feb 21 23.11 15h 03m 07s +28° 35’ 44” Bootes
2018 Feb 22 23.09 15h 04m 00s +28° 55’ 04” Bootes
2018 Feb 23 23.06 15h 04m 49s +29° 14’ 35” Bootes
2018 Feb 24 23.04 15h 05m 32s +29° 34’ 22” Bootes

Distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2016 HO3

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2016 HO3, 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 2016 HO3 between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 2016 HO3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2016 HO3 at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.10397045
Orbit inclination i 7.77408545°
Perihelion distance q 0.89726916 AU
134,229,557 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.10549774 AU
165,380,109 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00138345 AU
149,804,833 km
Orbital period period 1.0000 years
366.0151 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Oct-02 23:42:05
2,458,029.4876 JD
Next perihelion transit 2018-Oct-04 00:03
2,458,395.5027 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 306.93372014413°
Longitude of the ascending node node 66.406572840521°
Mean anomaly M 331.48882668618°
Mean motion n 0.98356589°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2030-Nov-09
Distance of closest approach* 0.10728787 AU
16,050,037 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.