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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 July, 23 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 01m 19s
-31° 33’ 08”
 = 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: 121.6°
Max altitude: 7.0°
Azimuth: 238.4°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jul 16 10.02 17h 04m 39s -31° 55’ 05” Scorpius
2018 Jul 17 10.04 17h 04m 05s -31° 51’ 59” Scorpius
2018 Jul 18 10.06 17h 03m 33s -31° 48’ 51” Scorpius
2018 Jul 19 10.08 17h 03m 02s -31° 45’ 43” Scorpius
2018 Jul 20 10.10 17h 02m 35s -31° 42’ 36” Scorpius
2018 Jul 21 10.12 17h 02m 08s -31° 39’ 26” Scorpius
2018 Jul 22 10.14 17h 01m 42s -31° 36’ 18” Scorpius
2018 Jul 23 10.15 17h 01m 19s -31° 33’ 08” Scorpius
2018 Jul 24 10.17 17h 00m 59s -31° 30’ 00” Scorpius
2018 Jul 25 10.19 17h 00m 39s -31° 26’ 52” Scorpius
2018 Jul 26 10.21 17h 00m 21s -31° 23’ 44” Scorpius
2018 Jul 27 10.23 17h 00m 06s -31° 20’ 36” Scorpius
2018 Jul 28 10.25 16h 59m 52s -31° 17’ 30” Scorpius
2018 Jul 29 10.27 16h 59m 39s -31° 14’ 25” 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 6.08232699°
Perihelion distance q 2.37117860 AU
354,723,271 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.73998175 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 63.035932728071°
Longitude of the ascending node node 356.37444241466°
Mean anomaly M 187.96991166075°
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.