Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) is 10h 38m 19s and the Declination is +11° 45’ 11” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) is 22.30 (JPL).
- 288P (2006 VW139) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 28° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 288P (2006 VW139) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth is currently 475,994,616 kilometers, equivalent to 3.181827 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 27.7471 seconds to travel from Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) to Earth happens on Sun Sep 11 2016 at a distance of 1.449080 Astronomical Units, or 216,779,305 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Brightness and Light Curve
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.
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.43700650 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Mar-01 15:23:32
|Next perihelion transit||2027-Jun-27 11:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||280.20443615837°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||83.124333919006°|
Visualization of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Orbit
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!
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 15 Days 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.
|2023 Nov 28||10h 34m 41s||+11° 58’ 00”||22.36||Leo|
|2023 Nov 29||10h 35m 13s||+11° 55’ 58”||22.36||Leo|
|2023 Nov 30||10h 35m 44s||+11° 54’ 02”||22.35||Leo|
|2023 Dec 01||10h 36m 15s||+11° 52’ 10”||22.34||Leo|
|2023 Dec 02||10h 36m 46s||+11° 50’ 26”||22.33||Leo|
|2023 Dec 03||10h 37m 14s||+11° 48’ 47”||22.32||Leo|
|2023 Dec 04||10h 37m 41s||+11° 47’ 13”||22.31||Leo|
|2023 Dec 05||10h 38m 08s||+11° 45’ 47”||22.30||Leo|
|2023 Dec 06||10h 38m 35s||+11° 44’ 26”||22.29||Leo|
|2023 Dec 07||10h 38m 58s||+11° 43’ 12”||22.28||Leo|
|2023 Dec 08||10h 39m 23s||+11° 42’ 03”||22.27||Leo|
|2023 Dec 09||10h 39m 46s||+11° 41’ 02”||22.26||Leo|
|2023 Dec 10||10h 40m 06s||+11° 40’ 06”||22.25||Leo|
|2023 Dec 11||10h 40m 27s||+11° 39’ 19”||22.24||Leo|