Asteroid 19 Fortuna
Asteroid 19 Fortuna is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is 04h 32m 07s and the Declination is +21° 08’ 11” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is 11.91 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 19 Fortuna [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 19 Fortuna is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 11° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 19 Fortuna is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 4 inches (100mm) or more.
- See also 19 Fortuna rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid 19 Fortuna available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid 19 Fortuna Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 19 Fortuna finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 19 Fortuna is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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 from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Earth is currently 465,039,987 kilometers, equivalent to 3.108600 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 51.2064 seconds 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.
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 1.064865 Astronomical Units, or 159,301,598 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 19 Fortuna brightness
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.
Asteroid 19 Fortuna rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||2.05939027 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-17 02:09:24
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Nov-11 16:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||182.26274590028°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||211.06897170639°|
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!
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|
|Sideral Rotation||7.4432 hours||0.3110|
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.
|2021 May 10||04h 14m 25s||+20° 29’ 08”||11.96||Taurus|
|2021 May 11||04h 16m 41s||+20° 34’ 32”||11.95||Taurus|
|2021 May 12||04h 18m 56s||+20° 39’ 50”||11.95||Taurus|
|2021 May 13||04h 21m 11s||+20° 45’ 00”||11.94||Taurus|
|2021 May 14||04h 23m 27s||+20° 50’ 03”||11.93||Taurus|
|2021 May 15||04h 25m 44s||+20° 55’ 00”||11.93||Taurus|
|2021 May 16||04h 28m 00s||+20° 59’ 48”||11.92||Taurus|
|2021 May 17||04h 30m 16s||+21° 04’ 29”||11.92||Taurus|
|2021 May 18||04h 32m 33s||+21° 09’ 05”||11.91||Taurus|
|2021 May 19||04h 34m 49s||+21° 13’ 32”||11.90||Taurus|
|2021 May 20||04h 37m 05s||+21° 17’ 53”||11.90||Taurus|
|2021 May 21||04h 39m 21s||+21° 22’ 06”||11.89||Taurus|
|2021 May 22||04h 41m 39s||+21° 26’ 12”||11.88||Taurus|
|2021 May 23||04h 43m 54s||+21° 30’ 11”||11.87||Taurus|