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Asteroid A/2017 U7

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Asteroid A/2017 U7 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid A/2017 U7 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 A/2017 U7 in Grus on January, 17 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
22h 09m 59s
-39° 12’ 11”

Asteroid A/2017 U7 Rise and Set Times

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

Asteroid A/2017 U7 Orbit Diagram

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 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 Jan 10 22h 08m 52s -39° 47’ 43” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 11 22h 08m 58s -39° 43’ 01” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 12 22h 09m 06s -39° 38’ 21” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 13 22h 09m 15s -39° 33’ 44” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 14 22h 09m 24s -39° 29’ 08” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 15 22h 09m 33s -39° 24’ 34” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 16 22h 09m 42s -39° 20’ 03” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 17 22h 09m 51s -39° 15’ 34” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 18 22h 10m 01s -39° 11’ 07” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 19 22h 10m 12s -39° 06’ 42” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 20 22h 10m 23s -39° 02’ 20” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 21 22h 10m 33s -38° 57’ 59” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 22 22h 10m 45s -38° 53’ 40” 18.37 Grus
2019 Jan 23 22h 10m 57s -38° 49’ 24” 18.37 Grus

Distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 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 A/2017 U7 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid A/2017 U7

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 2075

Asteroid A/2017 U7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid A/2017 U7 at epoch 24 February 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458174.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00156185
Orbit inclination i 142.63853683°
Perihelion distance q 6.41822985 AU
960,153,521 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 13:24:34
2,458,737.0587 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 325.96708597014°
Longitude of the ascending node node 276.22118918849°
Mean anomaly M -0.0021047846018632°
Mean motion n 0.00000374°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2019-Aug-02
Distance of closest approach* 5.49297390 AU
821,737,201 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.