Asteroid A/2017 U7
Asteroid A/2017 U7 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid A/2017 U7 is 17h 59m 51s and the Declination is -23° 46’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid A/2017 U7 is 17.44 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid A/2017 U7 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- A/2017 U7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 15° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, A/2017 U7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also A/2017 U7 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid A/2017 U7 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid A/2017 U7 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid A/2017 U7 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 A/2017 U7 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid A/2017 U7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid A/2017 U7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid A/2017 U7 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 from Earth is currently 1,122,582,739 kilometers, equivalent to 7.504002 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 2 minutes and 24.5330 seconds to travel from Asteroid A/2017 U7 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 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 A/2017 U7 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid A/2017 U7 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid A/2017 U7 to Earth happens on Fri Aug 2 2019 at a distance of 5.492905 Astronomical Units, or 821,726,834 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid A/2017 U7 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid A/2017 U7, 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 A/2017 U7 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid A/2017 U7 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid A/2017 U7 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||6.41730988 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Sep-11 04:31:26
|Argument of perihelion||peri||326.024071851°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||276.23220096335°|
Visualization of Asteroid A/2017 U7 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid A/2017 U7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid A/2017 U7 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 A/2017 U7 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid A/2017 U7 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid A/2017 U7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 20||17h 59m 13s||-24° 05’ 25”||17.38||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 21||17h 59m 17s||-24° 02’ 49”||17.39||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 22||17h 59m 21s||-24° 00’ 15”||17.40||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 23||17h 59m 26s||-23° 57’ 42”||17.40||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 24||17h 59m 30s||-23° 55’ 09”||17.41||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 25||17h 59m 35s||-23° 52’ 36”||17.42||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 26||17h 59m 40s||-23° 50’ 06”||17.42||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 27||17h 59m 48s||-23° 47’ 35”||17.43||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 28||17h 59m 53s||-23° 45’ 06”||17.44||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 29||18h 00m 01s||-23° 42’ 37”||17.44||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 30||18h 00m 09s||-23° 40’ 09”||17.45||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 31||18h 00m 16s||-23° 37’ 41”||17.45||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 01||18h 00m 24s||-23° 35’ 13”||17.46||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 02||18h 00m 33s||-23° 32’ 48”||17.47||Sagittarius|