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Asteroid 13 Egeria

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Asteroid 13 Egeria Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria in Lynx on February, 20 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
07h 00m 19s
+46° 29’ 41”
10.67
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 13 Egeria Rise and Set Times

Asteroid 13 Egeria is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 20:56 UTC (altitude: 85.0°)

Asteroid 13 Egeria Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 13 Egeria with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria
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Asteroid 13 Egeria Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 13 Egeria computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 13 Egeria in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Feb 13 10.54 07h 02m 31s +47° 09’ 12” Lynx
2017 Feb 14 10.56 07h 02m 06s +47° 04’ 05” Lynx
2017 Feb 15 10.58 07h 01m 41s +46° 58’ 45” Lynx
2017 Feb 16 10.60 07h 01m 19s +46° 53’ 17” Lynx
2017 Feb 17 10.62 07h 01m 00s +46° 47’ 36” Lynx
2017 Feb 18 10.63 07h 00m 43s +46° 41’ 48” Lynx
2017 Feb 19 10.65 07h 00m 30s +46° 35’ 48” Lynx
2017 Feb 20 10.67 07h 00m 19s +46° 29’ 41” Lynx
2017 Feb 21 10.69 07h 00m 11s +46° 23’ 26” Lynx
2017 Feb 22 10.71 07h 00m 05s +46° 17’ 03” Lynx
2017 Feb 23 10.73 07h 00m 02s +46° 10’ 32” Lynx
2017 Feb 24 10.75 07h 00m 01s +46° 03’ 53” Lynx
2017 Feb 25 10.76 07h 00m 02s +45° 57’ 10” Lynx
2017 Feb 26 10.78 07h 00m 07s +45° 50’ 17” Lynx

Distance of Asteroid 13 Egeria from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 13 Egeria from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

Light Curve of Asteroid 13 Egeria

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 13 Egeria, 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 13 Egeria between January 2013 and January 2030

Asteroid 13 Egeria Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 13 Egeria. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 207.64 km 0.0163
Sideral Rotation 7.0450 hours 0.2943
Absolute Magnitude 6.74
Geometric Albedo 0.0825

Asteroid 13 Egeria Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 13 Egeria at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.08365858
Orbit inclination i 16.53971301°
Perihelion distance q 2.36097738 AU
353,197,190 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.79207438 AU
417,688,383 km
Semi-major axis a 2.57652588 AU
385,442,787 km
Orbital period period 4.1400 years
1,510.6025 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Feb-28 05:16:44
2,457,812.7200 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 80.386117685673°
Longitude of the ascending node node 43.238534515465°
Mean anomaly M 309.42469074153°
Mean motion n 0.23831551°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2020-Dec-21
Distance of closest approach* 1.43998391 AU
215,418,527 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.