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Asteroid 2016 WF9

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Asteroid 2016 WF9 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2016 WF9 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 WF9 in Serpens on June, 19 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 37m 57s
-10° 19’ 55”
 = 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 WF9 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2016 WF9 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 100.3°
Max altitude: 28.2°
Azimuth: 259.7°

Asteroid 2016 WF9 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2016 WF9 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2016 WF9 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 WF9
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Asteroid 2016 WF9 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2016 WF9 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2016 WF9 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jun 12 26.13 17h 44m 07s -10° 13’ 54” Ophiucus
2018 Jun 13 26.13 17h 43m 14s -10° 14’ 35” Ophiucus
2018 Jun 14 26.13 17h 42m 20s -10° 15’ 20” Ophiucus
2018 Jun 15 26.13 17h 41m 27s -10° 16’ 08” Serpens
2018 Jun 16 26.13 17h 40m 35s -10° 16’ 59” Serpens
2018 Jun 17 26.13 17h 39m 42s -10° 17’ 54” Serpens
2018 Jun 18 26.14 17h 38m 48s -10° 18’ 53” Serpens
2018 Jun 19 26.15 17h 37m 57s -10° 19’ 55” Serpens
2018 Jun 20 26.16 17h 37m 04s -10° 21’ 02” Serpens
2018 Jun 21 26.17 17h 36m 11s -10° 22’ 11” Serpens
2018 Jun 22 26.18 17h 35m 20s -10° 23’ 25” Serpens
2018 Jun 23 26.19 17h 34m 28s -10° 24’ 41” Serpens
2018 Jun 24 26.20 17h 33m 37s -10° 26’ 00” Serpens
2018 Jun 25 26.22 17h 32m 45s -10° 27’ 24” Serpens

Distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 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 WF9 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2016 WF9

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2016 WF9, 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 WF9 between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 2016 WF9 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2016 WF9 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.65844507
Orbit inclination i 15.00308587°
Perihelion distance q 0.98045332 AU
146,673,730 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.76066325 AU
712,185,087 km
Semi-major axis a 2.87055829 AU
429,429,408 km
Orbital period period 4.8600 years
1,776.4295 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Feb-01 06:18:28
2,457,785.7628 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Dec-13 16:36
2,459,562.1924 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 342.45796794448°
Longitude of the ascending node node 125.36044346875°
Mean anomaly M 84.04801742113°
Mean motion n 0.20265369°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2045-Dec-30
Distance of closest approach* 0.14189527 AU
21,227,231 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.