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 May 18||12.80||23h 31m 41s||-04° 14’ 16”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 19||12.79||23h 32m 43s||-04° 08’ 45”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 20||12.79||23h 33m 44s||-04° 03’ 20”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 21||12.78||23h 34m 45s||-03° 57’ 57”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 22||12.78||23h 35m 47s||-03° 52’ 38”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 23||12.77||23h 36m 47s||-03° 47’ 22”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 24||12.76||23h 37m 46s||-03° 42’ 11”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 25||12.76||23h 38m 45s||-03° 37’ 04”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 26||12.75||23h 39m 45s||-03° 32’ 00”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 27||12.74||23h 40m 42s||-03° 27’ 01”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 28||12.74||23h 41m 40s||-03° 22’ 05”||Aquarius|
|2018 May 29||12.73||23h 42m 38s||-03° 17’ 12”||Pisces|
|2018 May 30||12.72||23h 43m 35s||-03° 12’ 25”||Pisces|
|2018 May 31||12.72||23h 44m 30s||-03° 07’ 41”||Pisces|
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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08102795 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-17 08:27:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.74621269841°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.58365207126°|
|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.