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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 Virgo on August, 19 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
12h 20m 26s
-04° 22’ 39”
11.40
 = 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: 94.4°
Max altitude: 34.1°
Azimuth: 265.6°

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
2017 Aug 12 11.40 12h 10m 37s -03° 13’ 42” Virgo
2017 Aug 13 11.40 12h 12m 01s -03° 23’ 30” Virgo
2017 Aug 14 11.40 12h 13m 24s -03° 33’ 19” Virgo
2017 Aug 15 11.40 12h 14m 48s -03° 43’ 09” Virgo
2017 Aug 16 11.40 12h 16m 13s -03° 52’ 59” Virgo
2017 Aug 17 11.40 12h 17m 36s -04° 02’ 52” Virgo
2017 Aug 18 11.40 12h 19m 01s -04° 12’ 45” Virgo
2017 Aug 19 11.40 12h 20m 26s -04° 22’ 39” Virgo
2017 Aug 20 11.40 12h 21m 51s -04° 32’ 35” Virgo
2017 Aug 21 11.40 12h 23m 17s -04° 42’ 30” Virgo
2017 Aug 22 11.40 12h 24m 42s -04° 52’ 27” Virgo
2017 Aug 23 11.40 12h 26m 08s -05° 02’ 26” Virgo
2017 Aug 24 11.40 12h 27m 33s -05° 12’ 24” Virgo
2017 Aug 25 11.40 12h 28m 59s -05° 22’ 24” Virgo

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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.07177289
Orbit inclination i 6.08621644°
Perihelion distance q 2.37271066 AU
354,952,463 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.73963874 AU
409,844,122 km
Semi-major axis a 2.55617470 AU
382,398,293 km
Orbital period period 4.0900 years
1,492.7402 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Feb-01 02:16:17
2,457,419.5947 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Mar-03 20:02
2,458,912.3348 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 62.684193440487°
Longitude of the ascending node node 356.41594534383°
Mean anomaly M 140.09532765923°
Mean motion n 0.24116722°/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.