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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 Perseus on March, 24 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
02h 50m 07s
+44° 15’ 49”
19.39

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 14:42 UTC (altitude: 82.8°)

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
2019 Mar 17 02h 37m 50s +43° 59’ 03” 19.31 Andromeda
2019 Mar 18 02h 39m 23s +44° 01’ 01” 19.32 Perseus
2019 Mar 19 02h 40m 54s +44° 03’ 02” 19.33 Perseus
2019 Mar 20 02h 42m 28s +44° 05’ 07” 19.34 Perseus
2019 Mar 21 02h 44m 00s +44° 07’ 13” 19.35 Perseus
2019 Mar 22 02h 45m 33s +44° 09’ 20” 19.36 Perseus
2019 Mar 23 02h 47m 07s +44° 11’ 30” 19.37 Perseus
2019 Mar 24 02h 48m 39s +44° 13’ 44” 19.38 Perseus
2019 Mar 25 02h 50m 13s +44° 15’ 57” 19.39 Perseus
2019 Mar 26 02h 51m 47s +44° 18’ 14” 19.40 Perseus
2019 Mar 27 02h 53m 21s +44° 20’ 31” 19.41 Perseus
2019 Mar 28 02h 54m 56s +44° 22’ 51” 19.42 Perseus
2019 Mar 29 02h 56m 30s +44° 25’ 13” 19.43 Perseus
2019 Mar 30 02h 58m 05s +44° 27’ 36” 19.44 Perseus

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 2100

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 2100

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 31.08108255°
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 316.44808586439°
Longitude of the ascending node node 350.00275675363°
Mean anomaly M 39.741160113556°
Mean motion n 0.11213825°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2080-Aug-28
Distance of closest approach* 0.42065765 AU
62,929,489 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.