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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 December, 15 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
14h 13m 47s
-13° 41’ 14”

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: 103.6°
Max altitude: 24.9°
Azimuth: 256.4°

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 Dec 08 14h 02m 49s -12° 45’ 47” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 09 14h 04m 14s -12° 52’ 59” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 10 14h 05m 38s -13° 00’ 08” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 11 14h 07m 00s -13° 07’ 14” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 12 14h 08m 24s -13° 14’ 16” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 13 14h 09m 47s -13° 21’ 14” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 14 14h 11m 08s -13° 28’ 09” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 15 14h 12m 32s -13° 35’ 00” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 16 14h 13m 54s -13° 41’ 48” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 17 14h 15m 15s -13° 48’ 33” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 18 14h 16m 36s -13° 55’ 13” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 19 14h 17m 57s -14° 01’ 50” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 20 14h 19m 18s -14° 08’ 22” 12.91 Virgo
2018 Dec 21 14h 20m 39s -14° 14’ 53” 12.91 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 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 1.57378230°
Perihelion distance q 2.05664796 AU
307,670,156 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 182.06501614504°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.14404305192°
Mean anomaly M 197.33862683226°
Mean motion n 0.25816420°/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.