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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 August, 22 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
09h 51m 55s
-07° 18’ 39”
 = 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: 97.3°
Max altitude: 31.2°
Azimuth: 262.7°

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
2017 Aug 15 16.17 09h 44m 31s -06° 45’ 43” Sextans
2017 Aug 16 16.17 09h 45m 35s -06° 50’ 17” Sextans
2017 Aug 17 16.17 09h 46m 38s -06° 54’ 51” Sextans
2017 Aug 18 16.17 09h 47m 41s -06° 59’ 30” Sextans
2017 Aug 19 16.17 09h 48m 46s -07° 04’ 14” Sextans
2017 Aug 20 16.17 09h 49m 49s -07° 08’ 58” Sextans
2017 Aug 21 16.17 09h 50m 52s -07° 13’ 48” Sextans
2017 Aug 22 16.17 09h 51m 55s -07° 18’ 39” Sextans
2017 Aug 23 16.17 09h 52m 58s -07° 23’ 35” Sextans
2017 Aug 24 16.17 09h 54m 01s -07° 28’ 32” Sextans
2017 Aug 25 16.17 09h 55m 04s -07° 33’ 33” Sextans
2017 Aug 26 16.17 09h 56m 06s -07° 38’ 38” Sextans
2017 Aug 27 16.17 09h 57m 09s -07° 43’ 45” Sextans
2017 Aug 28 16.17 09h 58m 10s -07° 48’ 55” 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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53371681
Orbit inclination i 26.69336668°
Perihelion distance q 1.24158486 AU
185,738,452 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.08386929 AU
610,938,151 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66272708 AU
398,338,302 km
Orbital period period 4.3500 years
1,587.0420 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Jan-04 19:38:55
2,457,392.3187 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-May-09 20:39
2,458,979.3607 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 132.46506329692°
Longitude of the ascending node node 215.55215613797°
Mean anomaly M 137.95808392189°
Mean motion n 0.22683710°/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.