Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)
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) 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.
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!
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.
|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.
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.
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
|Perihelion distance||q||2.43530438 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Nov-07 21:18:29
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Mar-05 18:11
|Argument of perihelion||peri||280.94663816514°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||83.187364371289°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Sep-11|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.44908013 AU
* 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.