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Asteroid 324 Bamberga

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Asteroid 324 Bamberga Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 324 Bamberga 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 324 Bamberga in Scorpius on July, 26 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 36m 08s
-36° 19’ 14”
10.58
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 324 Bamberga rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 126.3°
Max altitude: 2.2°
Azimuth: 233.7°

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 324 Bamberga with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 324 Bamberga 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 324 Bamberga
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Asteroid 324 Bamberga Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 324 Bamberga computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 324 Bamberga in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Jul 19 10.48 17h 41m 38s -37° 04’ 12” Scorpius
2017 Jul 20 10.49 17h 40m 45s -36° 58’ 05” Scorpius
2017 Jul 21 10.51 17h 39m 53s -36° 51’ 51” Scorpius
2017 Jul 22 10.52 17h 39m 05s -36° 45’ 30” Scorpius
2017 Jul 23 10.54 17h 38m 17s -36° 39’ 03” Scorpius
2017 Jul 24 10.55 17h 37m 32s -36° 32’ 32” Scorpius
2017 Jul 25 10.57 17h 36m 50s -36° 25’ 54” Scorpius
2017 Jul 26 10.58 17h 36m 08s -36° 19’ 14” Scorpius
2017 Jul 27 10.60 17h 35m 30s -36° 12’ 27” Scorpius
2017 Jul 28 10.61 17h 34m 54s -36° 05’ 36” Scorpius
2017 Jul 29 10.63 17h 34m 19s -35° 58’ 44” Scorpius
2017 Jul 30 10.64 17h 33m 47s -35° 51’ 47” Scorpius
2017 Jul 31 10.66 17h 33m 17s -35° 44’ 48” Scorpius
2017 Aug 01 10.67 17h 32m 49s -35° 37’ 46” Scorpius

Distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga 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 324 Bamberga is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 324 Bamberga

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 324 Bamberga, 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 324 Bamberga between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 324 Bamberga. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 229.44 km 0.0180
Sideral Rotation 29.4300 hours 1.2296
Absolute Magnitude 6.82
Geometric Albedo 0.0628

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 324 Bamberga at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34046450
Orbit inclination i 11.10087043°
Perihelion distance q 1.76847939 AU
264,560,751 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.59432332 AU
537,703,117 km
Semi-major axis a 2.68140135 AU
401,131,934 km
Orbital period period 4.3900 years
1,603.7666 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Mar-22 17:42:07
2,458,200.2376 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 44.316526581481°
Longitude of the ascending node node 327.86009876272°
Mean anomaly M 315.16459095642°
Mean motion n 0.22447157°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2057-Sep-26
Distance of closest approach* 0.78726736 AU
117,773,521 km

* 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.