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.
|2018 Feb 14||12.52||21h 31m 01s||-14° 30’ 11”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 15||12.53||21h 32m 30s||-14° 23’ 47”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 16||12.55||21h 33m 57s||-14° 17’ 21”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 17||12.56||21h 35m 26s||-14° 10’ 54”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 18||12.58||21h 36m 52s||-14° 04’ 26”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 19||12.59||21h 38m 21s||-13° 57’ 56”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 20||12.60||21h 39m 47s||-13° 51’ 23”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 21||12.61||21h 41m 14s||-13° 44’ 49”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 22||12.63||21h 42m 42s||-13° 38’ 13”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 23||12.64||21h 44m 08s||-13° 31’ 36”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 24||12.65||21h 45m 36s||-13° 24’ 59”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 25||12.66||21h 47m 02s||-13° 18’ 20”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 26||12.67||21h 48m 28s||-13° 11’ 38”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 27||12.68||21h 49m 54s||-13° 04’ 55”||Capricornus|
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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08059137 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jan-30 13:54:09
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Mar-17 07:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.75692405111°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.58348432957°|
|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 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.