Asteroid 324 Bamberga
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 ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 324 Bamberga is 13.13 (JPL).
- 324 Bamberga is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
Asteroid 324 Bamberga Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.76564206 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Aug-11 05:30:06
|Next perihelion transit||2026-Dec-31 03:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||44.137027777497°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||327.85208221042°|
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!
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|
|Sideral Rotation||29.4300 hours||1.2296|
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.
|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|