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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Position

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension is 05h 45m 16s and the Declination is +52° 38’ 45”.

05h 45m 16s
+52° 38’ 45”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in Auriga on March, 28 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is right now (view fullscreen)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
RA: 05h 45m 16s
Dec: +52° 38’ 45”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) from Earth is currently 834,171,190 kilometers, equivalent to 5.576090 Astronomical Units. Light takes 46 minutes and 22.4956 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) and arrive to us.

834,171,190
5.576090
46 minutes and 22.4956 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 0.42065725 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 20.99.

20.99

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 17:18 UTC (altitude: 88.8°)

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 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 31.08439685°
Perihelion distance q 1.24009331 AU
185,515,319 km
Aphelion distance Q 7.28114610 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 316.49795125631°
Longitude of the ascending node node 349.96476711151°
Mean anomaly M 84.532332009651°
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 Mar 21 05h 41m 31s +53° 17’ 35” 20.94 Auriga
2020 Mar 22 05h 42m 00s +53° 12’ 09” 20.95 Auriga
2020 Mar 23 05h 42m 28s +53° 06’ 46” 20.95 Auriga
2020 Mar 24 05h 42m 57s +53° 01’ 24” 20.96 Auriga
2020 Mar 25 05h 43m 27s +52° 56’ 07” 20.97 Auriga
2020 Mar 26 05h 43m 59s +52° 50’ 50” 20.98 Auriga
2020 Mar 27 05h 44m 31s +52° 45’ 38” 20.99 Auriga
2020 Mar 28 05h 45m 05s +52° 40’ 27” 20.99 Auriga
2020 Mar 29 05h 45m 38s +52° 35’ 21” 21.00 Auriga
2020 Mar 30 05h 46m 13s +52° 30’ 15” 21.01 Auriga
2020 Mar 31 05h 46m 48s +52° 25’ 14” 21.02 Auriga
2020 Apr 01 05h 47m 25s +52° 20’ 14” 21.02 Auriga
2020 Apr 02 05h 48m 02s +52° 15’ 18” 21.03 Auriga
2020 Apr 03 05h 48m 38s +52° 10’ 23” 21.04 Auriga