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Asteroid A/2017 U7

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Asteroid A/2017 U7 Position

Asteroid A/2017 U7 is currently in the constellation of Grus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 30m 55s and the Declination is -42° 20’ 22”.

21h 30m 55s
-42° 20’ 22”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid A/2017 U7 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid A/2017 U7 in Grus on July, 20 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid A/2017 U7 is right now (view fullscreen)

A/2017 U7
RA: 21h 30m 55s
Dec: -42° 20’ 22”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid A/2017 U7
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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

The distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 from Earth is currently 826,176,269 kilometers, equivalent to 5.522647 Astronomical Units. Light takes 45 minutes and 55.8274 seconds to travel from Asteroid A/2017 U7 and arrive to us.

826,176,269
5.522647
45 minutes and 55.8274 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 5.49298629 Astronomical Units, or 821,739,054 kilometers:

Fri Aug 2 2019
821,739,054
5.492986

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid A/2017 U7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid A/2017 U7 is 17.39.

17.39

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid A/2017 U7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid A/2017 U7 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid A/2017 U7 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid A/2017 U7 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid A/2017 U7 at epoch 17 May 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458256.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00136295
Orbit inclination i 142.63796658°
Perihelion distance q 6.41814176 AU
960,140,343 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-10 15:14:37
2,458,737.1352 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 325.97417039898°
Longitude of the ascending node node 276.22458464071°
Mean anomaly M -0.0014659754105924°
Mean motion n 0.00000305°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid A/2017 U7
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jul 13 21h 40m 19s -41° 51’ 15” 17.41 Grus
2019 Jul 14 21h 39m 03s -41° 55’ 36” 17.41 Grus
2019 Jul 15 21h 37m 45s -41° 59’ 52” 17.40 Grus
2019 Jul 16 21h 36m 28s -42° 04’ 03” 17.40 Grus
2019 Jul 17 21h 35m 09s -42° 08’ 07” 17.40 Grus
2019 Jul 18 21h 33m 50s -42° 12’ 06” 17.40 Grus
2019 Jul 19 21h 32m 30s -42° 15’ 59” 17.39 Grus
2019 Jul 20 21h 31m 09s -42° 19’ 45” 17.39 Grus
2019 Jul 21 21h 29m 47s -42° 23’ 25” 17.39 Grus
2019 Jul 22 21h 28m 24s -42° 26’ 57” 17.39 Grus
2019 Jul 23 21h 27m 02s -42° 30’ 24” 17.39 Microscopium
2019 Jul 24 21h 25m 37s -42° 33’ 43” 17.38 Microscopium
2019 Jul 25 21h 24m 14s -42° 36’ 55” 17.38 Microscopium
2019 Jul 26 21h 22m 50s -42° 40’ 00” 17.38 Microscopium