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 Europe/London timezone.
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 Dec 05||23h 29m 23s||-08° 11’ 34”||12.13||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 06||23h 29m 56s||-08° 07’ 28”||12.14||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 07||23h 30m 28s||-08° 03’ 15”||12.15||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 08||23h 31m 01s||-07° 58’ 55”||12.16||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 09||23h 31m 36s||-07° 54’ 29”||12.17||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 10||23h 32m 12s||-07° 49’ 54”||12.18||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 11||23h 32m 49s||-07° 45’ 14”||12.19||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 12||23h 33m 28s||-07° 40’ 26”||12.20||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 13||23h 34m 06s||-07° 35’ 31”||12.21||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 14||23h 34m 46s||-07° 30’ 32”||12.22||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 15||23h 35m 27s||-07° 25’ 24”||12.23||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 16||23h 36m 10s||-07° 20’ 11”||12.24||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 17||23h 36m 52s||-07° 14’ 52”||12.25||Aquarius|
|2018 Dec 18||23h 37m 36s||-07° 09’ 25”||12.26||Aquarius|
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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08232405 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-17 07:52:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.68761281467°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.57659572205°|
|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.