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Asteroid 19 Fortuna

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Asteroid 19 Fortuna Position

Asteroid 19 Fortuna is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 16h 23m 49s and the Declination is -20° 37’ 11”.

16h 23m 49s
-20° 37’ 11”

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

Map showing Asteroid 19 Fortuna in Ophiucus on October, 21 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

19 Fortuna
RA: 16h 23m 49s
Dec: -20° 37’ 11”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 19 Fortuna
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 499,645,812 kilometers, equivalent to 3.339926 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 46.6390 seconds to travel from Asteroid 19 Fortuna and arrive to us.

27 minutes and 46.6390 seconds

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 Fri Oct 18 2024 at a distance of 1.06486546 Astronomical Units, or 159,301,606 kilometers:

Fri Oct 18 2024

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 12.73.


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: 110.6°
Max altitude: 17.9°
Azimuth: 249.3°
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, 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 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
2019 Oct 14 16h 12m 15s -20° 09’ 06” 12.74 Scorpius
2019 Oct 15 16h 13m 50s -20° 13’ 09” 12.74 Scorpius
2019 Oct 16 16h 15m 27s -20° 17’ 09” 12.74 Scorpius
2019 Oct 17 16h 17m 03s -20° 21’ 07” 12.74 Scorpius
2019 Oct 18 16h 18m 39s -20° 25’ 04” 12.73 Scorpius
2019 Oct 19 16h 20m 17s -20° 28’ 57” 12.73 Scorpius
2019 Oct 20 16h 21m 55s -20° 32’ 47” 12.73 Scorpius
2019 Oct 21 16h 23m 32s -20° 36’ 34” 12.73 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 22 16h 25m 12s -20° 40’ 18” 12.72 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 23 16h 26m 51s -20° 44’ 00” 12.72 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 24 16h 28m 30s -20° 47’ 39” 12.72 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 25 16h 30m 10s -20° 51’ 15” 12.71 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 26 16h 31m 50s -20° 54’ 48” 12.71 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 27 16h 33m 32s -20° 58’ 18” 12.71 Ophiucus