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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 00h 16m 47s and the Declination is +04° 49’ 22” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 18.63 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

00h 16m 47s
+04° 49’ 22”
Pisces
18.63

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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on October, 25 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on October, 25 2020
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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
RA: 00h 16m 47s
Dec: +04° 49’ 22”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth is currently 2,687,653,458 kilometers, equivalent to 17.965854 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 29 minutes and 25.0469 seconds to travel from Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) and arrive to us.

2,687,653,458
17.965854
2 hours, 29 minutes and 25.0469 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) to Earth happens on Thu Apr 4 2097 at a distance of 7.455322 Astronomical Units, or 1,115,300,291 kilometers:

Thu Apr 4 2097
1,115,300,291
7.455322

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

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 18.63.

18.63

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB), 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.2°
Max altitude: 43.3°
Azimuth: 274.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37878365
Orbit inclination i 6.93955089°
Perihelion distance q 8.50178436 AU
1,271,848,840 km
Aphelion distance Q 18.86962775 AU
2,822,856,138 km
Semi-major axis a 13.68570605 AU
2,047,352,489 km
Orbital period period 50.6300 years
18,492.6538 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1996-Feb-08 15:04:28
2,450,122.1281 JD
Next perihelion transit 2046-Sep-26 06:45
2,468,614.7819 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.81026742286°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.24242505831°
Mean anomaly M 172.83695033281°
Mean motion n 0.01946719°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 18 00h 17m 52s +04° 57’ 16” 18.60 Pisces
2020 Oct 19 00h 17m 43s +04° 56’ 09” 18.60 Pisces
2020 Oct 20 00h 17m 34s +04° 55’ 04” 18.61 Pisces
2020 Oct 21 00h 17m 25s +04° 53’ 57” 18.61 Pisces
2020 Oct 22 00h 17m 16s +04° 52’ 51” 18.62 Pisces
2020 Oct 23 00h 17m 07s +04° 51’ 47” 18.62 Pisces
2020 Oct 24 00h 16m 59s +04° 50’ 43” 18.63 Pisces
2020 Oct 25 00h 16m 50s +04° 49’ 38” 18.63 Pisces
2020 Oct 26 00h 16m 41s +04° 48’ 34” 18.64 Pisces
2020 Oct 27 00h 16m 32s +04° 47’ 31” 18.64 Pisces
2020 Oct 28 00h 16m 24s +04° 46’ 30” 18.65 Pisces
2020 Oct 29 00h 16m 17s +04° 45’ 28” 18.65 Pisces
2020 Oct 30 00h 16m 09s +04° 44’ 26” 18.66 Pisces
2020 Oct 31 00h 16m 00s +04° 43’ 26” 18.66 Pisces