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.
|2017 Mar 21||12.26||18h 46m 29s||-18° 16’ 42”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 22||12.25||18h 47m 33s||-18° 14’ 39”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 23||12.24||18h 48m 33s||-18° 12’ 34”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 24||12.24||18h 49m 35s||-18° 10’ 30”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 25||12.23||18h 50m 35s||-18° 08’ 24”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 26||12.22||18h 51m 33s||-18° 06’ 18”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 27||12.22||18h 52m 31s||-18° 04’ 10”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 28||12.21||18h 53m 27s||-18° 02’ 03”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 29||12.20||18h 54m 24s||-17° 59’ 56”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 30||12.19||18h 55m 18s||-17° 57’ 47”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Mar 31||12.18||18h 56m 12s||-17° 55’ 40”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Apr 01||12.18||18h 57m 03s||-17° 53’ 31”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Apr 02||12.17||18h 57m 56s||-17° 51’ 24”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Apr 03||12.16||18h 58m 45s||-17° 49’ 17”||Sagittarius|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08122158 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jan-30 23:22:42
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Mar-18 15:45
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.87889591109°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.59196169646°|
|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 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.