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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite in Capricornus on January, 22 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
20h 53m 41s
-20° 37’ 51”

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 29 Amphitrite rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 110.7°
Max altitude: 17.9°
Azimuth: 249.4°

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite
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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 29 Amphitrite in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jan 15 20h 39m 53s -21° 38’ 06” 11.06 Capricornus
2019 Jan 16 20h 41m 44s -21° 30’ 20” 11.05 Capricornus
2019 Jan 17 20h 43m 33s -21° 22’ 32” 11.04 Capricornus
2019 Jan 18 20h 45m 23s -21° 14’ 39” 11.03 Capricornus
2019 Jan 19 20h 47m 12s -21° 06’ 42” 11.02 Capricornus
2019 Jan 20 20h 49m 01s -20° 58’ 41” 11.01 Capricornus
2019 Jan 21 20h 50m 51s -20° 50’ 36” 11.00 Capricornus
2019 Jan 22 20h 52m 40s -20° 42’ 29” 10.99 Capricornus
2019 Jan 23 20h 54m 29s -20° 34’ 17” 10.98 Capricornus
2019 Jan 24 20h 56m 17s -20° 26’ 00” 10.97 Capricornus
2019 Jan 25 20h 58m 06s -20° 17’ 42” 10.95 Capricornus
2019 Jan 26 20h 59m 56s -20° 09’ 19” 10.94 Capricornus
2019 Jan 27 21h 01m 45s -20° 00’ 51” 10.93 Capricornus
2019 Jan 28 21h 03m 33s -19° 52’ 22” 10.92 Capricornus

Distance of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite, 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 29 Amphitrite between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.07269554
Orbit inclination i 6.08252246°
Perihelion distance q 2.36844090 AU
354,313,717 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.73978623 AU
409,866,186 km
Semi-major axis a 2.55411356 AU
382,089,952 km
Orbital period period 4.0800 years
1,490.9351 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-05 18:40:54
2,458,914.2784 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 63.363278054102°
Longitude of the ascending node node 356.34172997778°
Mean anomaly M 284.23531324696°
Mean motion n 0.24145921°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2060-Nov-05
Distance of closest approach* 1.38503249 AU
207,197,912 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.