Asteroid 5 Astraea
Asteroid 5 Astraea is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 5 Astraea is 23h 12m 14s and the Declination is -05° 45’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 5 Astraea is 12.84 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 5 Astraea [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 5 Astraea is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 3° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 5 Astraea is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
- See also 5 Astraea rise and set times.
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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.
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.
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 463,949,772 kilometers, equivalent to 3.101313 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 47.5699 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 January 1900 and January 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 5 Astraea to Earth happens on Fri Feb 13 1925 at a distance of 1.093100 Astronomical Units, or 163,525,363 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 5 Astraea brightness
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 5 Astraea touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 5 Astraea Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08563717 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-17 00:44:13
|Next perihelion transit||2024-May-04 10:43
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.74039042063°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.57035967935°|
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!
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.
|2022 May 19||23h 05m 30s||-06° 19’ 14”||12.90||Aquarius|
|2022 May 20||23h 06m 25s||-06° 14’ 30”||12.89||Aquarius|
|2022 May 21||23h 07m 22s||-06° 09’ 51”||12.88||Aquarius|
|2022 May 22||23h 08m 16s||-06° 05’ 16”||12.88||Aquarius|
|2022 May 23||23h 09m 10s||-06° 00’ 43”||12.87||Aquarius|
|2022 May 24||23h 10m 04s||-05° 56’ 17”||12.86||Aquarius|
|2022 May 25||23h 10m 55s||-05° 51’ 52”||12.85||Aquarius|
|2022 May 26||23h 11m 48s||-05° 47’ 35”||12.84||Aquarius|
|2022 May 27||23h 12m 39s||-05° 43’ 19”||12.84||Aquarius|
|2022 May 28||23h 13m 30s||-05° 39’ 10”||12.83||Aquarius|
|2022 May 29||23h 14m 20s||-05° 35’ 04”||12.82||Aquarius|
|2022 May 30||23h 15m 10s||-05° 31’ 05”||12.81||Aquarius|
|2022 May 31||23h 15m 57s||-05° 27’ 08”||12.80||Aquarius|
|2022 Jun 01||23h 16m 45s||-05° 23’ 18”||12.79||Aquarius|