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Asteroid 5 Astraea

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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 in Cetus on February, 23 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
00h 54m 08s
+01° 36’ 35”
12.42

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.

Azimuth: 88.4°
Max altitude: 40.1°
Azimuth: 271.7°

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 5 Astraea
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Feb 16 00h 43m 41s +00° 28’ 14” 12.44 Cetus
2019 Feb 17 00h 45m 02s +00° 37’ 15” 12.44 Cetus
2019 Feb 18 00h 46m 26s +00° 46’ 19” 12.43 Cetus
2019 Feb 19 00h 47m 48s +00° 55’ 23” 12.43 Cetus
2019 Feb 20 00h 49m 13s +01° 04’ 31” 12.43 Cetus
2019 Feb 21 00h 50m 35s +01° 13’ 37” 12.43 Cetus
2019 Feb 22 00h 52m 00s +01° 22’ 45” 12.42 Cetus
2019 Feb 23 00h 53m 25s +01° 31’ 55” 12.42 Cetus
2019 Feb 24 00h 54m 50s +01° 41’ 06” 12.42 Cetus
2019 Feb 25 00h 56m 16s +01° 50’ 17” 12.41 Cetus
2019 Feb 26 00h 57m 41s +01° 59’ 29” 12.41 Cetus
2019 Feb 27 00h 59m 07s +02° 08’ 42” 12.41 Cetus
2019 Feb 28 01h 00m 33s +02° 17’ 56” 12.40 Cetus
2019 Mar 01 01h 01m 59s +02° 27’ 11” 12.40 Cetus

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.

Distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 5 Astraea between January 2013 and December 2100

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
Diameter 119.07 km 0.0093
Sideral Rotation 16.8000 hours 0.7019
Absolute Magnitude 6.85
Geometric Albedo 0.2268

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19109452
Orbit inclination i 5.36698818°
Perihelion distance q 2.08232405 AU
311,511,245 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.06617379 AU
458,693,071 km
Semi-major axis a 2.57424892 AU
385,102,158 km
Orbital period period 4.1300 years
1,508.6005 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-17 07:52:59
2,458,925.8285 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 358.68761281467°
Longitude of the ascending node node 141.57659572205°
Mean anomaly M 282.36629126204°
Mean motion n 0.23863177°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Feb-15
Distance of closest approach* 1.09542465 AU
163,873,195 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.