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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is currently in the constellation of Leo Minor. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is 09h 37m 39s and the Declination is +37° 50’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is 21.68 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) [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]:

09h 37m 39s
+37° 50’ 26”
Leo Minor
21.68
  • 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 25° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) rise and set times.
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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in Leo Minor on February, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in Leo Minor on February, 05 2023
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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
RA: 09h 37m 39s
Dec: +37° 50’ 26”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) from Earth is currently 947,231,612 kilometers, equivalent to 6.331852 Astronomical Units. Light takes 52 minutes and 39.6246 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) and arrive to us.

947,231,612
6.331852
52 minutes and 39.6246 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) to Earth happens on Wed Aug 28 2080 at a distance of 0.420657 Astronomical Units, or 62,929,428 kilometers:

Wed Aug 28 2080
62,929,428
0.420657

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

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is 21.68.

21.68

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA), 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.2°
Max altitude: 76.4°
Azimuth: 307.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70860530
Orbit inclination i 31.09661646°
Perihelion distance q 1.24229339 AU
185,844,447 km
Aphelion distance Q 7.28424043 AU
1,089,706,860 km
Semi-major axis a 4.26326691 AU
637,775,653 km
Orbital period period 8.8028 years
3,215.2312 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-07 21:58:53
2,458,246.4159 JD
Next perihelion transit 2027-Feb-25 03:31
2,461,461.6471 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 316.58532737105°
Longitude of the ascending node node 349.92075032141°
Mean anomaly M 151.61282087993°
Mean motion n 0.11196706°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Jan 29 09h 42m 15s +37° 34’ 40” 21.70 Leo Minor
2023 Jan 30 09h 41m 38s +37° 37’ 02” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Jan 31 09h 40m 59s +37° 39’ 20” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 01 09h 40m 23s +37° 41’ 35” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 02 09h 39m 44s +37° 43’ 46” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 03 09h 39m 06s +37° 45’ 54” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 04 09h 38m 29s +37° 47’ 56” 21.68 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 05 09h 37m 50s +37° 49’ 54” 21.68 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 06 09h 37m 11s +37° 51’ 47” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 07 09h 36m 33s +37° 53’ 36” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 08 09h 35m 54s +37° 55’ 22” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 09 09h 35m 17s +37° 57’ 02” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 10 09h 34m 37s +37° 58’ 37” 21.69 Leo Minor
2023 Feb 11 09h 33m 59s +38° 00’ 07” 21.70 Leo Minor