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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is currently in the constellation of Ursa Major. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is 08h 39m 11s and the Declination is +47° 43’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is 21.44 (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]:

08h 39m 11s
+47° 43’ 09”
Ursa Major
21.44
  • 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-East direction at an altitude of 27° 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 Ursa Major on October, 22 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in Ursa Major on October, 22 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 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: 08h 39m 11s
Dec: +47° 43’ 09”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) from Earth is currently 922,595,261 kilometers, equivalent to 6.167168 Astronomical Units. Light takes 51 minutes and 17.4465 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) and arrive to us.

922,595,261
6.167168
51 minutes and 17.4465 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 62,929,430 kilometers:

Wed Aug 28 2080
62,929,430
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 21.44.

21.44

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

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is circumpolar and transits at 06:34 UTC (altitude: 86.2°)

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70894062
Orbit inclination i 31.08439670°
Perihelion distance q 1.24009331 AU
185,515,319 km
Aphelion distance Q 7.28114611 AU
1,089,243,956 km
Semi-major axis a 4.26061971 AU
637,379,637 km
Orbital period period 8.7900 years
3,212.2370 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-07 17:28:27
2,458,246.2281 JD
Next perihelion transit 2027-Feb-21 23:09
2,461,458.4651 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 316.49795136217°
Longitude of the ascending node node 349.96476704702°
Mean anomaly M 84.532331981963°
Mean motion n 0.11207143°/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
2020 Oct 15 08h 36m 41s +47° 19’ 30” 21.47 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 16 08h 37m 02s +47° 22’ 14” 21.46 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 17 08h 37m 23s +47° 25’ 05” 21.46 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 18 08h 37m 44s +47° 27’ 56” 21.46 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 19 08h 38m 03s +47° 30’ 54” 21.46 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 20 08h 38m 21s +47° 33’ 53” 21.45 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 21 08h 38m 39s +47° 36’ 56” 21.45 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 22 08h 38m 56s +47° 40’ 04” 21.45 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 23 08h 39m 11s +47° 43’ 14” 21.44 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 24 08h 39m 27s +47° 46’ 27” 21.44 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 25 08h 39m 41s +47° 49’ 45” 21.44 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 26 08h 39m 53s +47° 53’ 05” 21.43 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 27 08h 40m 06s +47° 56’ 30” 21.43 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 28 08h 40m 18s +47° 59’ 57” 21.43 Ursa Major