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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 Cancer on February, 21 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
08h 40m 10s
+15° 50’ 57”
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 74.2°
Max altitude: 54.4°
Azimuth: 285.8°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Feb 14 10.48 08h 46m 00s +15° 23’ 31” Cancer
2018 Feb 15 10.51 08h 45m 06s +15° 27’ 38” Cancer
2018 Feb 16 10.54 08h 44m 15s +15° 31’ 42” Cancer
2018 Feb 17 10.57 08h 43m 23s +15° 35’ 43” Cancer
2018 Feb 18 10.60 08h 42m 33s +15° 39’ 38” Cancer
2018 Feb 19 10.64 08h 41m 44s +15° 43’ 28” Cancer
2018 Feb 20 10.67 08h 40m 56s +15° 47’ 14” Cancer
2018 Feb 21 10.70 08h 40m 10s +15° 50’ 57” Cancer
2018 Feb 22 10.73 08h 39m 25s +15° 54’ 33” Cancer
2018 Feb 23 10.76 08h 38m 41s +15° 58’ 04” Cancer
2018 Feb 24 10.79 08h 38m 00s +16° 01’ 29” Cancer
2018 Feb 25 10.82 08h 37m 21s +16° 04’ 50” Cancer
2018 Feb 26 10.85 08h 36m 42s +16° 08’ 04” Cancer
2018 Feb 27 10.87 08h 36m 05s +16° 11’ 13” Cancer

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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15874231
Orbit inclination i 1.57388639°
Perihelion distance q 2.05424123 AU
307,310,114 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.82949714 AU
423,286,748 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44186918 AU
365,298,431 km
Orbital period period 3.8200 years
1,393.7408 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Mar-24 05:23:46
2,457,836.7248 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jan-15 23:10
2,459,230.4657 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 182.0977821603°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.14270279382°
Mean anomaly M 42.30274119317°
Mean motion n 0.25829767°/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.