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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 06h 01m 16s and the Declination is +49° 33’ 36”.

06h 01m 16s
+49° 33’ 36”

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 Auriga on July, 24 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: 06h 01m 16s
Dec: +49° 33’ 36”
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 749,152,943 kilometers, equivalent to 5.007778 Astronomical Units. Light takes 41 minutes and 38.9052 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) and arrive to us.

749,152,943
5.007778
41 minutes and 38.9052 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 20.14.

20.14

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 09:53 UTC (altitude: 88.1°)

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 Jul 17 05h 50m 51s +49° 14’ 21” 20.10 Auriga
2019 Jul 18 05h 52m 17s +49° 16’ 55” 20.10 Auriga
2019 Jul 19 05h 53m 41s +49° 19’ 30” 20.11 Auriga
2019 Jul 20 05h 55m 06s +49° 22’ 05” 20.12 Auriga
2019 Jul 21 05h 56m 30s +49° 24’ 41” 20.12 Auriga
2019 Jul 22 05h 57m 55s +49° 27’ 16” 20.13 Auriga
2019 Jul 23 05h 59m 18s +49° 29’ 53” 20.14 Auriga
2019 Jul 24 06h 00m 42s +49° 32’ 31” 20.14 Auriga
2019 Jul 25 06h 02m 04s +49° 35’ 09” 20.15 Auriga
2019 Jul 26 06h 03m 28s +49° 37’ 50” 20.15 Auriga
2019 Jul 27 06h 04m 50s +49° 40’ 29” 20.16 Auriga
2019 Jul 28 06h 06m 11s +49° 43’ 10” 20.17 Auriga
2019 Jul 29 06h 07m 32s +49° 45’ 52” 20.17 Auriga
2019 Jul 30 06h 08m 53s +49° 48’ 37” 20.18 Auriga