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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 Scorpius on May, 25 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 53m 45s
-32° 41’ 14”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 122.7°
Max altitude: 5.8°
Azimuth: 237.3°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 May 18 10.02 17h 58m 50s -32° 25’ 41” Sagittarius
2018 May 19 10.00 17h 58m 11s -32° 28’ 08” Sagittarius
2018 May 20 9.98 17h 57m 32s -32° 30’ 29” Scorpius
2018 May 21 9.96 17h 56m 49s -32° 32’ 48” Scorpius
2018 May 22 9.94 17h 56m 05s -32° 35’ 02” Scorpius
2018 May 23 9.92 17h 55m 20s -32° 37’ 10” Scorpius
2018 May 24 9.90 17h 54m 33s -32° 39’ 15” Scorpius
2018 May 25 9.88 17h 53m 45s -32° 41’ 14” Scorpius
2018 May 26 9.86 17h 52m 57s -32° 43’ 09” Scorpius
2018 May 27 9.84 17h 52m 05s -32° 44’ 58” Scorpius
2018 May 28 9.81 17h 51m 14s -32° 46’ 41” Scorpius
2018 May 29 9.79 17h 50m 20s -32° 48’ 20” Scorpius
2018 May 30 9.77 17h 49m 24s -32° 49’ 51” Scorpius
2018 May 31 9.75 17h 48m 29s -32° 51’ 17” Scorpius

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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.07215644
Orbit inclination i 6.08232696°
Perihelion distance q 2.37117860 AU
354,723,271 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.73998176 AU
409,895,437 km
Semi-major axis a 2.55558018 AU
382,309,354 km
Orbital period period 4.0900 years
1,492.2194 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-05 01:46:34
2,458,913.5740 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 63.035933297936°
Longitude of the ascending node node 356.37444140529°
Mean anomaly M 187.96991196282°
Mean motion n 0.24125138°/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.