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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 Sagittarius on November, 20 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
18h 59m 17s
-26° 57’ 10”
11.30

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: 117.0°
Max altitude: 11.6°
Azimuth: 243.1°

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
2018 Nov 13 18h 46m 18s -27° 23’ 43” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 14 18h 48m 01s -27° 20’ 23” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 15 18h 49m 44s -27° 17’ 00” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 16 18h 51m 27s -27° 13’ 33” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 17 18h 53m 11s -27° 10’ 03” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 18 18h 54m 53s -27° 06’ 29” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 19 18h 56m 38s -27° 02’ 49” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 20 18h 58m 23s -26° 59’ 08” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 21 19h 00m 06s -26° 55’ 20” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 22 19h 01m 51s -26° 51’ 30” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 23 19h 03m 38s -26° 47’ 36” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 24 19h 05m 22s -26° 43’ 37” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 25 19h 07m 09s -26° 39’ 36” 11.30 Sagittarius
2018 Nov 26 19h 08m 54s -26° 35’ 29” 11.30 Sagittarius

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.