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Asteroid 19 Fortuna

Asteroid 19 Fortuna is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is 13h 02m 23s and the Declination is -06° 54’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is 12.86 (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]:

13h 02m 23s
-06° 54’ 09”
  • 19 Fortuna is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 24° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 19 Fortuna is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
  • See also 19 Fortuna rise and set times.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid 19 Fortuna in Virgo on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 19 Fortuna in Virgo on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

19 Fortuna
RA: 13h 02m 23s
Dec: -06° 54’ 09”
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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Earth is currently 568,719,569 kilometers, equivalent to 3.801656 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 37.0443 seconds to travel from Asteroid 19 Fortuna and arrive to us.

31 minutes and 37.0443 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 1.064865 Astronomical Units, or 159,301,601 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 12.86.


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: 96.9°
Max altitude: 31.6°
Azimuth: 263.1°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 19 Fortuna at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15701789
Orbit inclination i 1.57275809°
Perihelion distance q 2.05932437 AU
308,070,541 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.82648363 AU
422,835,933 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44290400 AU
365,453,237 km
Orbital period period 3.8183 years
1,394.6269 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jan-17 15:06:40
2,459,232.1296 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Nov-12 06:09
2,460,626.7565 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 182.4721387125°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.04422422454°
Mean anomaly M 95.088753742409°
Mean motion n 0.25813356°/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
2022 Sep 26 12h 51m 03s -05° 45’ 28” 12.95 Virgo
2022 Sep 27 12h 52m 32s -05° 54’ 32” 12.94 Virgo
2022 Sep 28 12h 54m 02s -06° 03’ 34” 12.93 Virgo
2022 Sep 29 12h 55m 31s -06° 12’ 37” 12.92 Virgo
2022 Sep 30 12h 57m 01s -06° 21’ 38” 12.91 Virgo
2022 Oct 01 12h 58m 29s -06° 30’ 39” 12.90 Virgo
2022 Oct 02 13h 00m 00s -06° 39’ 41” 12.88 Virgo
2022 Oct 03 13h 01m 28s -06° 48’ 41” 12.87 Virgo
2022 Oct 04 13h 02m 58s -06° 57’ 38” 12.86 Virgo
2022 Oct 05 13h 04m 28s -07° 06’ 38” 12.84 Virgo
2022 Oct 06 13h 05m 58s -07° 15’ 34” 12.83 Virgo
2022 Oct 07 13h 07m 28s -07° 24’ 30” 12.81 Virgo
2022 Oct 08 13h 08m 58s -07° 33’ 25” 12.80 Virgo
2022 Oct 09 13h 10m 28s -07° 42’ 20” 12.78 Virgo