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Asteroid 19 Fortuna

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Asteroid 19 Fortuna Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 19 Fortuna 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 19 Fortuna in Virgo on October, 20 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
12h 51m 58s
-06° 01’ 38”

Asteroid 19 Fortuna Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 19 Fortuna rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 96.0°
Max altitude: 32.5°
Azimuth: 263.9°

Asteroid 19 Fortuna Orbit Diagram

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 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
2018 Oct 13 12h 40m 54s -04° 53’ 25” 12.55 Virgo
2018 Oct 14 12h 42m 24s -05° 02’ 41” 12.56 Virgo
2018 Oct 15 12h 43m 54s -05° 11’ 57” 12.57 Virgo
2018 Oct 16 12h 45m 24s -05° 21’ 12” 12.59 Virgo
2018 Oct 17 12h 46m 54s -05° 30’ 27” 12.60 Virgo
2018 Oct 18 12h 48m 23s -05° 39’ 38” 12.61 Virgo
2018 Oct 19 12h 49m 53s -05° 48’ 50” 12.62 Virgo
2018 Oct 20 12h 51m 23s -05° 58’ 00” 12.63 Virgo
2018 Oct 21 12h 52m 51s -06° 07’ 08” 12.65 Virgo
2018 Oct 22 12h 54m 20s -06° 16’ 14” 12.66 Virgo
2018 Oct 23 12h 55m 50s -06° 25’ 19” 12.67 Virgo
2018 Oct 24 12h 57m 20s -06° 34’ 23” 12.68 Virgo
2018 Oct 25 12h 58m 50s -06° 43’ 27” 12.69 Virgo
2018 Oct 26 13h 00m 19s -06° 52’ 27” 12.70 Virgo

Distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Earth

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

Distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 19 Fortuna

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 2075

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 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 19 Fortuna at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15866693
Orbit inclination i 1.57391361°
Perihelion distance q 2.05416061 AU
307,298,055 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.82894857 AU
423,204,684 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44155459 AU
365,251,369 km
Orbital period period 3.8200 years
1,393.4715 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Mar-24 02:37:49
2,457,836.6096 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jan-15 13:56
2,459,230.0811 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 182.05899013711°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.14473766554°
Mean anomaly M 94.010207849199°
Mean motion n 0.25834759°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2024-Oct-18
Distance of closest approach* 1.06486546 AU
159,301,606 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.