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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 Sextans on May, 25 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
10h 27m 26s
-10° 16’ 27”
 = 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: 100.3°
Max altitude: 28.2°
Azimuth: 259.7°

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
2018 May 18 15.98 10h 25m 41s -10° 54’ 11” Sextans
2018 May 19 15.99 10h 25m 54s -10° 48’ 25” Sextans
2018 May 20 15.99 10h 26m 07s -10° 42’ 47” Sextans
2018 May 21 16.00 10h 26m 21s -10° 37’ 18” Sextans
2018 May 22 16.01 10h 26m 36s -10° 31’ 54” Sextans
2018 May 23 16.02 10h 26m 53s -10° 26’ 38” Sextans
2018 May 24 16.03 10h 27m 10s -10° 21’ 29” Sextans
2018 May 25 16.04 10h 27m 26s -10° 16’ 27” Sextans
2018 May 26 16.05 10h 27m 46s -10° 11’ 34” Sextans
2018 May 27 16.06 10h 28m 05s -10° 06’ 47” Sextans
2018 May 28 16.06 10h 28m 24s -10° 02’ 07” Sextans
2018 May 29 16.07 10h 28m 45s -09° 57’ 34” Sextans
2018 May 30 16.08 10h 29m 08s -09° 53’ 09” Sextans
2018 May 31 16.09 10h 29m 30s -09° 48’ 51” Sextans

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 December 2075

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 December 2075

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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53354579
Orbit inclination i 26.69335592°
Perihelion distance q 1.24213820 AU
185,821,230 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.08373596 AU
610,918,205 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66293708 AU
398,369,717 km
Orbital period period 4.3500 years
1,587.2297 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-09 19:05:27
2,458,979.2955 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 132.45353254142°
Longitude of the ascending node node 215.55219332971°
Mean anomaly M 183.36119201579°
Mean motion n 0.22681027°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2024-Oct-13
Distance of closest approach* 0.37411240 AU
55,966,419 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.