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Asteroid 324 Bamberga

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Asteroid 324 Bamberga Position

Asteroid 324 Bamberga is currently in the constellation of Crater. The current Right Ascension is 11h 53m 08s and the Declination is -09° 13’ 44”.

11h 53m 08s
-09° 13’ 44”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 324 Bamberga is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 324 Bamberga in Crater on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 324 Bamberga is right now (view fullscreen)

324 Bamberga
RA: 11h 53m 08s
Dec: -09° 13’ 44”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 324 Bamberga
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Asteroid 324 Bamberga Distance

The distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth is currently 388,130,981 kilometers, equivalent to 2.594495 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21 minutes and 34.6656 seconds to travel from Asteroid 324 Bamberga and arrive to us.

21 minutes and 34.6656 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 324 Bamberga from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 324 Bamberga to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 324 Bamberga to Earth happens on Wed Sep 26 2057 at a distance of 0.78726743 Astronomical Units, or 117,773,532 kilometers:

Wed Sep 26 2057

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 324 Bamberga brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 324 Bamberga is 12.18.


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 2100

Asteroid 324 Bamberga rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 99.2°
Max altitude: 29.3°
Azimuth: 260.7°
Asteroid 324 Bamberga is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 324 Bamberga touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 324 Bamberga at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34097127
Orbit inclination i 11.10429803°
Perihelion distance q 1.76658227 AU
264,276,946 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.59458695 AU
537,742,554 km
Semi-major axis a 2.68058461 AU
401,009,750 km
Orbital period period 4.3900 years
1,603.0339 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Mar-22 17:51:01
2,458,200.2438 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Aug-11 18:39
2,459,803.2777 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 44.234114899243°
Longitude of the ascending node node 327.85556993627°
Mean anomaly M 179.71687668689°
Mean motion n 0.22457417°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 324 Bamberga Orbit

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 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 15 Days 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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 11h 59m 35s -09° 43’ 51” 12.13 Virgo
2020 Mar 23 11h 58m 44s -09° 40’ 05” 12.13 Virgo
2020 Mar 24 11h 57m 51s -09° 36’ 12” 12.13 Virgo
2020 Mar 25 11h 56m 59s -09° 32’ 17” 12.13 Virgo
2020 Mar 26 11h 56m 08s -09° 28’ 18” 12.14 Crater
2020 Mar 27 11h 55m 18s -09° 24’ 15” 12.14 Crater
2020 Mar 28 11h 54m 27s -09° 20’ 11” 12.16 Crater
2020 Mar 29 11h 53m 35s -09° 16’ 03” 12.17 Crater
2020 Mar 30 11h 52m 45s -09° 11’ 53” 12.19 Crater
2020 Mar 31 11h 51m 56s -09° 07’ 41” 12.20 Crater
2020 Apr 01 11h 51m 06s -09° 03’ 26” 12.22 Crater
2020 Apr 02 11h 50m 17s -08° 59’ 11” 12.24 Crater
2020 Apr 03 11h 49m 29s -08° 54’ 55” 12.26 Crater
2020 Apr 04 11h 48m 42s -08° 50’ 36” 12.28 Crater