Asteroid 1036 Ganymed
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed was discovered by Walter Baade on October 23, 1924. It is a large and irregularly shaped asteroid that belongs to the group of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and has a diameter of approximately 35 kilometers. Ganymed is the largest known NEO. It has a rotation period of approximately 10.3 hours and an orbital period of 4.34 years, with a perihelion distance of 1.2421 astronomical units (AU) and an aphelion distance of 4.0837 AU. Its name comes from the mythological figure Ganymede, who was a cup-bearer to the gods in Greek mythology.
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is 15h 01m 30s and the Declination is -15° 17’ 13” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is 14.74 (JPL).
- 1036 Ganymed is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 1036 Ganymed is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed from Earth is currently 556,025,984 kilometers, equivalent to 3.716804 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 54.7030 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1036 Ganymed and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed to Earth
Between 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed to Earth happens on Thu Oct 13 2011 at a distance of 0.359093 Astronomical Units, or 53,719,577 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Brightness and Light Curve
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.
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.24496312 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-Sep-16 00:44:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||132.46789661877°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||215.49887996843°|
Visualization of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Orbit
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!
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|
|Sideral Rotation||10.2970 hours||0.4302|
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 15 Days 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.
|2023 Nov 23||14h 49m 18s||-14° 53’ 03”||14.75||Libra|
|2023 Nov 24||14h 50m 49s||-14° 56’ 18”||14.75||Libra|
|2023 Nov 25||14h 52m 23s||-14° 59’ 31”||14.75||Libra|
|2023 Nov 26||14h 53m 56s||-15° 02’ 40”||14.75||Libra|
|2023 Nov 27||14h 55m 28s||-15° 05’ 45”||14.75||Libra|
|2023 Nov 28||14h 57m 02s||-15° 08’ 48”||14.74||Libra|
|2023 Nov 29||14h 58m 36s||-15° 11’ 48”||14.74||Libra|
|2023 Nov 30||15h 00m 10s||-15° 14’ 44”||14.74||Libra|
|2023 Dec 01||15h 01m 44s||-15° 17’ 36”||14.74||Libra|
|2023 Dec 02||15h 03m 17s||-15° 20’ 26”||14.74||Libra|
|2023 Dec 03||15h 04m 51s||-15° 23’ 12”||14.73||Libra|
|2023 Dec 04||15h 06m 26s||-15° 25’ 54”||14.73||Libra|
|2023 Dec 05||15h 08m 02s||-15° 28’ 32”||14.73||Libra|
|2023 Dec 06||15h 09m 37s||-15° 31’ 05”||14.73||Libra|