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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

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Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) 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 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in Cassiopeia on November, 15 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
01h 06m 42s
+52° 21’ 19”
16.91

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Rise and Set Times

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 21:27 UTC (altitude: 89.1°)

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Orbit Diagram

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) 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
2018 Nov 08 01h 17m 15s +53° 29’ 26” 16.74 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 09 01h 15m 42s +53° 21’ 42” 16.76 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 10 01h 14m 15s +53° 13’ 40” 16.78 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 11 01h 12m 50s +53° 05’ 21” 16.80 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 12 01h 11m 29s +52° 56’ 48” 16.82 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 13 01h 10m 09s +52° 48’ 01” 16.84 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 14 01h 08m 54s +52° 39’ 01” 16.87 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 15 01h 07m 44s +52° 29’ 49” 16.89 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 16 01h 06m 36s +52° 20’ 27” 16.91 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 17 01h 05m 30s +52° 10’ 56” 16.93 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 18 01h 04m 28s +52° 01’ 18” 16.96 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 19 01h 03m 30s +51° 51’ 30” 16.98 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 20 01h 02m 35s +51° 41’ 36” 17.00 Cassiopeia
2018 Nov 21 01h 01m 45s +51° 31’ 39” 17.03 Cassiopeia

Distance of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) from Earth

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

Distance of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

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 2075

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70884396
Orbit inclination i 31.08107957°
Perihelion distance q 1.24001236 AU
185,503,209 km
Aphelion distance Q 7.27784196 AU
1,088,749,662 km
Semi-major axis a 4.25892716 AU
637,126,436 km
Orbital period period 8.7900 years
3,210.3231 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-07 14:32:08
2,458,246.1057 JD
Next perihelion transit 2027-Feb-19 22:17
2,461,456.4288 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 316.44808574989°
Longitude of the ascending node node 350.00275703788°
Mean anomaly M 39.741160224736°
Mean motion n 0.11213825°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2062-Aug-27
Distance of closest approach* 0.42526005 AU
63,617,998 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.