Asteroid 19 Fortuna
Asteroid 19 Fortuna is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is 16h 42m 24s and the Declination is -21° 29’ 25” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is 12.41 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 19 Fortuna is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Given its current magnitude, 19 Fortuna is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 4 inches (100mm) or more.
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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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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.
RA: 16h 42m 24s
Dec: -21° 29’ 25”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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 332,349,477 kilometers, equivalent to 2.221619 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 28.5985 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 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Asteroid 19 Fortuna to Earth happens on Fri Oct 15 1982 at a distance of 1.062725 Astronomical Units, or 158,981,460 kilometers:
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 12.41.
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 19 Fortuna at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.05861586 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-Nov-12 12:13:28
|Argument of perihelion||peri||182.54338740356°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||211.03425010505°|
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!
View Asteroid 19 Fortuna in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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.
|2023 Mar 21||16h 39m 57s||-21° 29’ 21”||12.54||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 22||16h 40m 22s||-21° 29’ 31”||12.53||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 23||16h 40m 45s||-21° 29’ 39”||12.51||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 24||16h 41m 07s||-21° 29’ 43”||12.49||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 25||16h 41m 26s||-21° 29’ 44”||12.48||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 26||16h 41m 44s||-21° 29’ 42”||12.46||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 27||16h 42m 02s||-21° 29’ 36”||12.44||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 28||16h 42m 17s||-21° 29’ 27”||12.42||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 29||16h 42m 32s||-21° 29’ 16”||12.40||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 30||16h 42m 44s||-21° 29’ 00”||12.39||Ophiucus|
|2023 Mar 31||16h 42m 56s||-21° 28’ 42”||12.37||Ophiucus|
|2023 Apr 01||16h 43m 05s||-21° 28’ 21”||12.35||Ophiucus|
|2023 Apr 02||16h 43m 13s||-21° 27’ 56”||12.33||Ophiucus|
|2023 Apr 03||16h 43m 18s||-21° 27’ 28”||12.31||Ophiucus|