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Asteroid 324 Bamberga

Altitude: 49.1°   Azimuth: 160.0°   Direction: South-South-East

Asteroid 324 Bamberga was discovered by Austrian Johann Palisa on 25 February 1892 in Vienna. It is a dark C-type asteroid, approximately 224 kilometers in diameter, located in the outer regions of the asteroid belt. The asteroid is named after the town of Bamberg in Bavaria Bamberga has a relatively long rotation period of 23.2 hours and orbits the Sun at an average distance of 3.23 astronomical units (AU), taking 5.3 years to complete one orbit.

Asteroid 324 Bamberga is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 324 Bamberga is 10h 14m 50s and the Declination is +12° 03’ 10” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid 324 Bamberga is 13.13 (JPL).

10h 14m 50s
+12° 03’ 10”

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

Azimuth: 77.9°
Max altitude: 50.6°
Azimuth: 282.0°
  • 324 Bamberga is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 49° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 324 Bamberga is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Asteroid 324 Bamberga Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 324 Bamberga finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Finder chart of 324 Bamberga in Leo on September,28 2023
Map showing Asteroid 324 Bamberga in Leo on September, 28 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 324 Bamberga
Map showing Asteroid 324 Bamberga in Leo on September, 28 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 324 Bamberga is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

324 Bamberga
RA: 10h 14m 50s
Dec: +12° 03’ 10”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 324 Bamberga
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 324 Bamberga?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 324 Bamberga in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth is currently 567,642,388 kilometers, equivalent to 3.794455 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 33.4512 seconds to travel from Asteroid 324 Bamberga and arrive to us.

31 minutes and 33.4512 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Asteroid 324 Bamberga to Earth happens on Wed Sep 26 2057 at a distance of 0.787268 Astronomical Units, or 117,773,542 kilometers:

Wed Sep 26 2057

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

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 324 Bamberga as a function of time

Asteroid 324 Bamberga Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 324 Bamberga at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34129524
Orbit inclination i 11.10241930°
Perihelion distance q 1.76564206 AU
264,136,293 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.59530924 AU
537,850,609 km
Semi-major axis a 2.68047565 AU
400,993,451 km
Orbital period period 4.3886 years
1,602.9362 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Aug-11 05:30:06
2,459,802.7292 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Dec-31 03:58
2,461,405.6654 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 44.137027777497°
Longitude of the ascending node node 327.85208221042°
Mean anomaly M 44.416912261272°
Mean motion n 0.22458786°/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
2023 Sep 21 10h 05m 30s +13° 05’ 30” 13.08 Leo
2023 Sep 22 10h 06m 47s +12° 57’ 02” 13.09 Leo
2023 Sep 23 10h 08m 04s +12° 48’ 33” 13.09 Leo
2023 Sep 24 10h 09m 20s +12° 40’ 05” 13.10 Leo
2023 Sep 25 10h 10m 36s +12° 31’ 37” 13.11 Leo
2023 Sep 26 10h 11m 53s +12° 23’ 11” 13.11 Leo
2023 Sep 27 10h 13m 08s +12° 14’ 44” 13.12 Leo
2023 Sep 28 10h 14m 22s +12° 06’ 19” 13.13 Leo
2023 Sep 29 10h 15m 38s +11° 57’ 53” 13.13 Leo
2023 Sep 30 10h 16m 51s +11° 49’ 29” 13.14 Leo
2023 Oct 01 10h 18m 05s +11° 41’ 06” 13.15 Leo
2023 Oct 02 10h 19m 18s +11° 32’ 43” 13.15 Leo
2023 Oct 03 10h 20m 30s +11° 24’ 20” 13.16 Leo
2023 Oct 04 10h 21m 43s +11° 15’ 59” 13.16 Leo