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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on February, 19 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
23h 54m 20s
+02° 47’ 28”

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 87.2°
Max altitude: 41.3°
Azimuth: 272.8°

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbit Diagram

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) 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
2019 Feb 12 23h 52m 50s +02° 38’ 58” 18.84 Pisces
2019 Feb 13 23h 53m 02s +02° 40’ 01” 18.84 Pisces
2019 Feb 14 23h 53m 12s +02° 41’ 06” 18.84 Pisces
2019 Feb 15 23h 53m 24s +02° 42’ 11” 18.84 Pisces
2019 Feb 16 23h 53m 35s +02° 43’ 15” 18.84 Pisces
2019 Feb 17 23h 53m 48s +02° 44’ 21” 18.83 Pisces
2019 Feb 18 23h 53m 58s +02° 45’ 29” 18.83 Pisces
2019 Feb 19 23h 54m 11s +02° 46’ 36” 18.83 Pisces
2019 Feb 20 23h 54m 23s +02° 47’ 44” 18.83 Pisces
2019 Feb 21 23h 54m 34s +02° 48’ 53” 18.82 Pisces
2019 Feb 22 23h 54m 47s +02° 50’ 03” 18.82 Pisces
2019 Feb 23 23h 54m 59s +02° 51’ 14” 18.82 Pisces
2019 Feb 24 23h 55m 12s +02° 52’ 23” 18.81 Pisces
2019 Feb 25 23h 55m 23s +02° 53’ 35” 18.81 Pisces

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

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

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) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38044891
Orbit inclination i 6.94668577°
Perihelion distance q 8.46871918 AU
1,266,902,359 km
Aphelion distance Q 18.86952397 AU
2,822,840,613 km
Semi-major axis a 13.66912158 AU
2,044,871,486 km
Orbital period period 50.5400 years
18,459.0496 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1996-Feb-23 21:00:22
2,450,137.3753 JD
Next perihelion transit 2046-Sep-07 22:11
2,468,596.4248 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.8161512091°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.21437975314°
Mean anomaly M 165.05318407444°
Mean motion n 0.01950263°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2097-Apr-04
Distance of closest approach* 7.45532122 AU
1,115,300,182 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.