Asteroid 5 Astraea
Asteroid 5 Astraea Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 5 Astraea 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 5 Astraea Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 5 Astraea rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 5 Astraea Orbit Diagram
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!
Asteroid 5 Astraea 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.
|2017 May 21||11.53||19h 12m 55s||-16° 42’ 46”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 22||11.52||19h 12m 37s||-16° 42’ 42”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 23||11.50||19h 12m 15s||-16° 42’ 42”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 24||11.48||19h 11m 54s||-16° 42’ 47”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 25||11.46||19h 11m 30s||-16° 42’ 56”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 26||11.45||19h 11m 05s||-16° 43’ 10”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 27||11.43||19h 10m 40s||-16° 43’ 27”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 28||11.41||19h 10m 12s||-16° 43’ 50”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 29||11.39||19h 09m 42s||-16° 44’ 17”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 30||11.38||19h 09m 11s||-16° 44’ 47”||Sagittarius|
|2017 May 31||11.36||19h 08m 39s||-16° 45’ 21”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Jun 01||11.34||19h 08m 06s||-16° 46’ 00”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Jun 02||11.32||19h 07m 31s||-16° 46’ 44”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Jun 03||11.30||19h 06m 55s||-16° 47’ 30”||Sagittarius|
Distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea 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 5 Astraea is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 5 Astraea
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 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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 5 Astraea at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08122158 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jan-30 23:22:42
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Mar-18 15:45
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.87889591109°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.59196169646°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Feb-15|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.09542465 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.