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Asteroid 324 Bamberga

Asteroid 324 Bamberga is currently in the constellation of Lupus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 324 Bamberga is 15h 33m 33s and the Declination is -35° 50’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 324 Bamberga is 11.69 (JPL).

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15h 33m 33s
-35° 50’ 18”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid 324 Bamberga in Lupus on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 324 Bamberga in Lupus on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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: 15h 33m 33s
Dec: -35° 50’ 18”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 324 Bamberga
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 324 Bamberga Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 324 Bamberga from Earth is currently 324,908,178 kilometers, equivalent to 2.171877 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 3.7770 seconds to travel from Asteroid 324 Bamberga and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 3.7770 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 0.787267 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 11.69.


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: 125.8°
Max altitude: 2.7°
Azimuth: 234.1°

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
2021 May 01 15h 41m 20s -35° 55’ 28” 11.84 Lupus
2021 May 02 15h 40m 22s -35° 55’ 23” 11.82 Lupus
2021 May 03 15h 39m 24s -35° 55’ 09” 11.80 Lupus
2021 May 04 15h 38m 25s -35° 54’ 43” 11.78 Lupus
2021 May 05 15h 37m 23s -35° 54’ 06” 11.76 Lupus
2021 May 06 15h 36m 23s -35° 53’ 20” 11.74 Lupus
2021 May 07 15h 35m 21s -35° 52’ 22” 11.72 Lupus
2021 May 08 15h 34m 18s -35° 51’ 12” 11.70 Lupus
2021 May 09 15h 33m 15s -35° 49’ 54” 11.69 Lupus
2021 May 10 15h 32m 12s -35° 48’ 23” 11.67 Lupus
2021 May 11 15h 31m 08s -35° 46’ 41” 11.65 Lupus
2021 May 12 15h 30m 03s -35° 44’ 48” 11.64 Lupus
2021 May 13 15h 28m 59s -35° 42’ 44” 11.62 Lupus
2021 May 14 15h 27m 53s -35° 40’ 31” 11.61 Lupus