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Asteroid 19 Fortuna

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Asteroid 19 Fortuna Position

Asteroid 19 Fortuna is currently in the constellation of . The current Right Ascension is 19h 26m 23s and the Declination is -20° 50’ 45”.

19h 26m 23s
-20° 50’ 45”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 19 Fortuna is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 19 Fortuna in on January, 27 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 19 Fortuna is right now (view fullscreen)

19 Fortuna
RA: 19h 26m 23s
Dec: -20° 50’ 45”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 19 Fortuna
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 19 Fortuna?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 19 Fortuna in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 19 Fortuna Distance

The distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Earth is currently 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes to travel from Asteroid 19 Fortuna and arrive to us.


The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna 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 19 Fortuna 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 19 Fortuna from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 19 Fortuna to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 19 Fortuna to Earth happens on Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 0.00000000 Astronomical Units, or 0 kilometers:

Tue Jan 1 2013

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 19 Fortuna brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is -100.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 19 Fortuna, 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 19 Fortuna between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 19 Fortuna rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 19 Fortuna rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.8°
Max altitude: 17.7°
Azimuth: 249.2°
Asteroid 19 Fortuna is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 19 Fortuna touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 19 Fortuna Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 19 Fortuna at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15804685
Orbit inclination i 1.57378221°
Perihelion distance q 2.05664796 AU
307,670,157 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.82877343 AU
423,178,483 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44271070 AU
365,424,320 km
Orbital period period 3.8200 years
1,394.4613 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jan-16 01:39:59
2,459,230.5694 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 182.06501761051°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.14404353635°
Mean anomaly M 197.3386255196°
Mean motion n 0.25816420°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 19 Fortuna Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 19 Fortuna with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 19 Fortuna 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 19 Fortuna
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Asteroid 19 Fortuna Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 19 Fortuna. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 200 km 0.0157
Sideral Rotation 7.4432 hours 0.3110
Absolute Magnitude 7.13
Geometric Albedo 0.037

Asteroid 19 Fortuna 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 19 Fortuna computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 19 Fortuna in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 20 19h 12m 34s -21° 18’ 06” N.A.
2020 Jan 21 19h 14m 31s -21° 14’ 31” N.A.
2020 Jan 22 19h 16m 27s -21° 10’ 53” N.A.
2020 Jan 23 19h 18m 24s -21° 07’ 08” N.A.
2020 Jan 24 19h 20m 21s -21° 03’ 16” N.A.
2020 Jan 25 19h 22m 17s -20° 59’ 21” N.A.
2020 Jan 26 19h 24m 14s -20° 55’ 20” N.A.
2020 Jan 27 19h 26m 09s -20° 51’ 14” N.A.
2020 Jan 28 19h 28m 05s -20° 47’ 03” N.A.
2020 Jan 29 19h 30m 02s -20° 42’ 46” N.A.
2020 Jan 30 19h 31m 58s -20° 38’ 24” N.A.
2020 Jan 31 19h 33m 52s -20° 33’ 56” N.A.
2020 Feb 01 19h 35m 48s -20° 29’ 25” N.A.
2020 Feb 02 19h 37m 44s -20° 24’ 47” N.A.