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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 Lynx. The current Right Ascension is 07h 01m 27s and the Declination is +52° 32’ 09”.

07h 01m 27s
+52° 32’ 09”

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 fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) in Lynx on September, 15 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
RA: 07h 01m 27s
Dec: +52° 32’ 09”
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 710,382,088 kilometers, equivalent to 4.748611 Astronomical Units. Light takes 39 minutes and 29.5796 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) and arrive to us.

710,382,088
4.748611
39 minutes and 29.5796 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 0.42065765 Astronomical Units, or 62,929,489 kilometers:

Wed Aug 28 2080
62,929,489
0.420658

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 20.32.

20.32

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 07:25 UTC (altitude: 88.9°)

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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 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 31.08108240°
Perihelion distance q 1.24001237 AU
185,503,210 km
Aphelion distance Q 7.27784195 AU
1,088,749,661 km
Semi-major axis a 4.25892716 AU
637,126,435 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 316.4480857517°
Longitude of the ascending node node 350.00275674231°
Mean anomaly M 39.741160123269°
Mean motion n 0.11213825°/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
2019 Sep 08 06h 54m 54s +51° 59’ 56” 20.31 Lynx
2019 Sep 09 06h 55m 49s +52° 04’ 00” 20.31 Lynx
2019 Sep 10 06h 56m 42s +52° 08’ 07” 20.31 Lynx
2019 Sep 11 06h 57m 34s +52° 12’ 15” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 12 06h 58m 27s +52° 16’ 28” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 13 06h 59m 17s +52° 20’ 44” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 14 07h 00m 07s +52° 25’ 02” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 15 07h 00m 56s +52° 29’ 24” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 16 07h 01m 45s +52° 33’ 47” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 17 07h 02m 31s +52° 38’ 16” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 18 07h 03m 19s +52° 42’ 46” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 19 07h 04m 04s +52° 47’ 20” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 20 07h 04m 48s +52° 51’ 56” 20.32 Lynx
2019 Sep 21 07h 05m 30s +52° 56’ 35” 20.32 Lynx