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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed in Puppis on February, 23 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
07h 54m 54s
-15° 13’ 23”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 1036 Ganymed rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 105.2°
Max altitude: 23.3°
Azimuth: 254.8°

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed
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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1036 Ganymed in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Feb 16 14.68 07h 59m 24s -16° 14’ 23” Puppis
2017 Feb 17 14.69 07h 58m 41s -16° 06’ 02” Puppis
2017 Feb 18 14.70 07h 58m 00s -15° 57’ 32” Puppis
2017 Feb 19 14.72 07h 57m 20s -15° 48’ 55” Puppis
2017 Feb 20 14.73 07h 56m 43s -15° 40’ 10” Puppis
2017 Feb 21 14.74 07h 56m 04s -15° 31’ 22” Puppis
2017 Feb 22 14.76 07h 55m 28s -15° 22’ 26” Puppis
2017 Feb 23 14.77 07h 54m 54s -15° 13’ 23” Puppis
2017 Feb 24 14.78 07h 54m 20s -15° 04’ 18” Puppis
2017 Feb 25 14.80 07h 53m 48s -14° 55’ 06” Puppis
2017 Feb 26 14.81 07h 53m 17s -14° 45’ 51” Puppis
2017 Feb 27 14.83 07h 52m 46s -14° 36’ 33” Puppis
2017 Feb 28 14.84 07h 52m 18s -14° 27’ 11” Puppis
2017 Mar 01 14.86 07h 51m 51s -14° 17’ 45” Puppis

Distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

Light Curve of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed, 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 1036 Ganymed between January 2013 and January 2030

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 31.66 km 0.0025
Sideral Rotation 10.2970 hours 0.4302
Absolute Magnitude 9.45
Geometric Albedo 0.2926

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53390882
Orbit inclination i 26.69296263°
Perihelion distance q 1.24117718 AU
185,677,463 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.08472139 AU
611,065,623 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66294928 AU
398,371,543 km
Orbital period period 4.3500 years
1,587.2406 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Jan-04 23:06:20
2,457,392.4627 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-May-10 04:52
2,458,979.7034 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 132.47109466719°
Longitude of the ascending node node 215.5558849097°
Mean anomaly M 47.184662706004°
Mean motion n 0.22680871°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2024-Oct-13
Distance of closest approach* 0.37411252 AU
55,966,437 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.