The Solar System at your Fingertips
Dwarf Planets and Asteroids » 

Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)

Available Resources

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 April, 19 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
07h 09m 12s
+24° 32’ 31”
 = 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: 65.5°
Max altitude: 63.1°
Azimuth: 294.5°

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)
View Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 Apr 12 22.21 07h 02m 47s +24° 43’ 17” Gemini
2018 Apr 13 22.22 07h 03m 39s +24° 41’ 52” Gemini
2018 Apr 14 22.23 07h 04m 33s +24° 40’ 23” Gemini
2018 Apr 15 22.24 07h 05m 27s +24° 38’ 53” Gemini
2018 Apr 16 22.25 07h 06m 23s +24° 37’ 22” Gemini
2018 Apr 17 22.26 07h 07m 18s +24° 35’ 47” Gemini
2018 Apr 18 22.27 07h 08m 15s +24° 34’ 10” Gemini
2018 Apr 19 22.28 07h 09m 12s +24° 32’ 31” Gemini
2018 Apr 20 22.29 07h 10m 10s +24° 30’ 50” Gemini
2018 Apr 21 22.30 07h 11m 08s +24° 29’ 07” Gemini
2018 Apr 22 22.31 07h 12m 08s +24° 27’ 20” Gemini
2018 Apr 23 22.32 07h 13m 08s +24° 25’ 32” Gemini
2018 Apr 24 22.32 07h 14m 08s +24° 23’ 40” Gemini
2018 Apr 25 22.33 07h 15m 10s +24° 21’ 47” 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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20107246
Orbit inclination i 3.24032535°
Perihelion distance q 2.43530438 AU
364,316,351 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.66112932 AU
547,697,152 km
Semi-major axis a 3.04821685 AU
456,006,752 km
Orbital period period 5.3200 years
1,943.8700 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Nov-07 21:18:29
2,457,700.3878 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-05 18:11
2,459,644.2578 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 280.94663816514°
Longitude of the ascending node node 83.187364371289°
Mean anomaly M 92.619557316829°
Mean motion n 0.18519757°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Sep-11
Distance of closest approach* 1.44908013 AU
216,779,303 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.