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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 Leo on October, 17 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
10h 53m 47s
+09° 44’ 41”

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 80.3°
Max altitude: 48.2°
Azimuth: 279.7°

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Oct 10 10h 46m 04s +10° 27’ 41” 22.70 Leo
2018 Oct 11 10h 47m 09s +10° 21’ 32” 22.71 Leo
2018 Oct 12 10h 48m 15s +10° 15’ 24” 22.71 Leo
2018 Oct 13 10h 49m 22s +10° 09’ 19” 22.71 Leo
2018 Oct 14 10h 50m 27s +10° 03’ 15” 22.71 Leo
2018 Oct 15 10h 51m 33s +09° 57’ 12” 22.72 Leo
2018 Oct 16 10h 52m 37s +09° 51’ 11” 22.72 Leo
2018 Oct 17 10h 53m 41s +09° 45’ 12” 22.72 Leo
2018 Oct 18 10h 54m 46s +09° 39’ 15” 22.72 Leo
2018 Oct 19 10h 55m 50s +09° 33’ 20” 22.72 Leo
2018 Oct 20 10h 56m 53s +09° 27’ 26” 22.72 Leo
2018 Oct 21 10h 57m 56s +09° 21’ 35” 22.73 Leo
2018 Oct 22 10h 58m 59s +09° 15’ 46” 22.73 Leo
2018 Oct 23 11h 00m 01s +09° 09’ 59” 22.73 Leo

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20125371
Orbit inclination i 3.24036156°
Perihelion distance q 2.43391494 AU
364,108,493 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.66042310 AU
547,591,502 km
Semi-major axis a 3.04716902 AU
455,849,997 km
Orbital period period 5.3200 years
1,942.8678 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Nov-07 14:20:40
2,457,700.0977 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-04 11:10
2,459,642.9655 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 280.84497216084°
Longitude of the ascending node node 83.188306055821°
Mean anomaly M 166.83833874927°
Mean motion n 0.18529310°/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.