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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)

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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 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 288P (2006 VW139) in Gemini on January, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
06h 54m 16s
+24° 53’ 24”
 = 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 288P (2006 VW139) Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 65.1°
Max altitude: 63.4°
Azimuth: 294.9°

Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 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 288P (2006 VW139)
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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jan 17 20.63 07h 00m 03s +24° 41’ 57” Gemini
2018 Jan 18 20.65 06h 59m 12s +24° 43’ 45” Gemini
2018 Jan 19 20.68 06h 58m 19s +24° 45’ 30” Gemini
2018 Jan 20 20.71 06h 57m 29s +24° 47’ 12” Gemini
2018 Jan 21 20.73 06h 56m 39s +24° 48’ 50” Gemini
2018 Jan 22 20.76 06h 55m 50s +24° 50’ 25” Gemini
2018 Jan 23 20.78 06h 55m 03s +24° 51’ 56” Gemini
2018 Jan 24 20.81 06h 54m 16s +24° 53’ 24” Gemini
2018 Jan 25 20.83 06h 53m 30s +24° 54’ 48” Gemini
2018 Jan 26 20.86 06h 52m 45s +24° 56’ 09” Gemini
2018 Jan 27 20.88 06h 52m 02s +24° 57’ 28” Gemini
2018 Jan 28 20.91 06h 51m 20s +24° 58’ 42” Gemini
2018 Jan 29 20.93 06h 50m 39s +24° 59’ 53” Gemini
2018 Jan 30 20.96 06h 49m 59s +25° 01’ 01” Gemini

Distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 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 288P (2006 VW139) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139), 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 288P (2006 VW139) between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20107159
Orbit inclination i 3.24021602°
Perihelion distance q 2.43580632 AU
364,391,440 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.66187725 AU
547,809,040 km
Semi-major axis a 3.04884178 AU
456,100,240 km
Orbital period period 5.3200 years
1,944.4678 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Nov-08 01:39:15
2,457,700.5689 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-06 12:52
2,459,645.0367 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 281.00444841552°
Longitude of the ascending node node 83.186599437835°
Mean anomaly M 55.529428868998°
Mean motion n 0.18514063°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Sep-11
Distance of closest approach* 1.44908001 AU
216,779,285 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.