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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 October, 16 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
23h 50m 01s
+02° 48’ 31”

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
2018 Oct 09 23h 51m 11s +02° 57’ 18” 18.55 Pisces
2018 Oct 10 23h 51m 02s +02° 56’ 09” 18.56 Pisces
2018 Oct 11 23h 50m 53s +02° 55’ 01” 18.56 Pisces
2018 Oct 12 23h 50m 44s +02° 53’ 53” 18.57 Pisces
2018 Oct 13 23h 50m 35s +02° 52’ 45” 18.57 Pisces
2018 Oct 14 23h 50m 26s +02° 51’ 38” 18.58 Pisces
2018 Oct 15 23h 50m 17s +02° 50’ 31” 18.58 Pisces
2018 Oct 16 23h 50m 08s +02° 49’ 26” 18.59 Pisces
2018 Oct 17 23h 49m 59s +02° 48’ 20” 18.60 Pisces
2018 Oct 18 23h 49m 51s +02° 47’ 13” 18.60 Pisces
2018 Oct 19 23h 49m 42s +02° 46’ 09” 18.61 Pisces
2018 Oct 20 23h 49m 35s +02° 45’ 03” 18.61 Pisces
2018 Oct 21 23h 49m 27s +02° 43’ 59” 18.62 Pisces
2018 Oct 22 23h 49m 18s +02° 42’ 56” 18.62 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 2075

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 2075

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38181326
Orbit inclination i 6.94981495°
Perihelion distance q 8.44073761 AU
1,262,716,376 km
Aphelion distance Q 18.86731390 AU
2,822,509,991 km
Semi-major axis a 13.65402575 AU
2,042,613,183 km
Orbital period period 50.4500 years
18,428.4795 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1996-Mar-01 06:21:17
2,450,143.7648 JD
Next perihelion transit 2046-Aug-14 17:51
2,468,572.2443 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.73669422808°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.20007376303°
Mean anomaly M 157.38817091443°
Mean motion n 0.01953498°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2046-Mar-26
Distance of closest approach* 7.48061777 AU
1,119,084,492 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.