Asteroid 5 Astraea
Asteroid 5 Astraea is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 5 Astraea is 01h 11m 17s and the Declination is +03° 48’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 5 Astraea is 12.43 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 5 Astraea from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 5 Astraea is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 37° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 5 Astraea is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 4 inches (100mm) or more.
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Asteroid 5 Astraea Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 5 Astraea finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 5 Astraea is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 01h 11m 17s
Dec: +03° 48’ 00”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Asteroid 5 Astraea?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 5 Astraea in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 5 Astraea Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea from Earth is currently 550,685,214 kilometers, equivalent to 3.681103 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 36.8882 seconds to travel from Asteroid 5 Astraea and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 5 Astraea from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 5 Astraea to Earth
Between 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Asteroid 5 Astraea to Earth happens on Fri Feb 13 1925 at a distance of 1.093100 Astronomical Units, or 163,525,365 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 5 Astraea Brightness
The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 5 Astraea is 12.43.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 5 Astraea, 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.
Asteroid 5 Astraea Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 5 Astraea at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.09409950 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-May-06 19:49:09
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.88655645318°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.52276093715°|
Visualization of Asteroid 5 Astraea Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 5 Astraea with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 5 Astraea 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!
View Asteroid 5 Astraea in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Asteroid 5 Astraea Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 5 Astraea. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||16.8000 hours||0.7019|
Asteroid 5 Astraea 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 5 Astraea computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 5 Astraea in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Mar 18||00h 59m 43s||+02° 37’ 41”||12.50||Cetus|
|2023 Mar 19||01h 01m 14s||+02° 46’ 57”||12.50||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 20||01h 02m 44s||+02° 56’ 12”||12.49||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 21||01h 04m 14s||+03° 05’ 26”||12.48||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 22||01h 05m 47s||+03° 14’ 39”||12.47||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 23||01h 07m 18s||+03° 23’ 53”||12.46||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 24||01h 08m 48s||+03° 33’ 07”||12.45||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 25||01h 10m 21s||+03° 42’ 20”||12.44||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 26||01h 11m 53s||+03° 51’ 33”||12.43||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 27||01h 13m 24s||+04° 00’ 45”||12.42||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 28||01h 14m 57s||+04° 09’ 56”||12.40||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 29||01h 16m 29s||+04° 19’ 05”||12.39||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 30||01h 18m 02s||+04° 28’ 15”||12.38||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 31||01h 19m 36s||+04° 37’ 24”||12.37||Pisces|