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Asteroid 6 Hebe

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Asteroid 6 Hebe Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 6 Hebe 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 6 Hebe in Monoceros on December, 15 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
06h 36m 22s
+04° 05’ 21”
8.53

Asteroid 6 Hebe Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 6 Hebe rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 85.9°
Max altitude: 42.6°
Azimuth: 274.1°

Asteroid 6 Hebe Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 6 Hebe with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 6 Hebe 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 6 Hebe Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 6 Hebe computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 6 Hebe in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Dec 08 06h 42m 50s +03° 40’ 14” 8.63 Monoceros
2018 Dec 09 06h 42m 00s +03° 42’ 56” 8.62 Monoceros
2018 Dec 10 06h 41m 08s +03° 45’ 55” 8.60 Monoceros
2018 Dec 11 06h 40m 14s +03° 49’ 09” 8.59 Monoceros
2018 Dec 12 06h 39m 20s +03° 52’ 38” 8.57 Monoceros
2018 Dec 13 06h 38m 25s +03° 56’ 23” 8.56 Monoceros
2018 Dec 14 06h 37m 28s +04° 00’ 24” 8.54 Monoceros
2018 Dec 15 06h 36m 30s +04° 04’ 41” 8.53 Monoceros
2018 Dec 16 06h 35m 33s +04° 09’ 11” 8.52 Monoceros
2018 Dec 17 06h 34m 32s +04° 13’ 59” 8.51 Monoceros
2018 Dec 18 06h 33m 33s +04° 19’ 00” 8.49 Monoceros
2018 Dec 19 06h 32m 31s +04° 24’ 18” 8.48 Monoceros
2018 Dec 20 06h 31m 31s +04° 29’ 49” 8.47 Monoceros
2018 Dec 21 06h 30m 29s +04° 35’ 35” 8.47 Monoceros

Distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe 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 6 Hebe is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 6 Hebe

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 6 Hebe, 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 6 Hebe between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 6 Hebe Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 6 Hebe. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 185.18 km 0.0145
Sideral Rotation 7.2745 hours 0.3039
Absolute Magnitude 5.71
Geometric Albedo 0.2679

Asteroid 6 Hebe Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 6 Hebe at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20300711
Orbit inclination i 14.73790068°
Perihelion distance q 1.93283528 AU
289,148,043 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91748470 AU
436,449,500 km
Semi-major axis a 2.42515999 AU
362,798,771 km
Orbital period period 3.7800 years
1,379.4597 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-31 16:53:45
2,458,270.2040 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-11 03:55
2,459,649.6637 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.80748960576°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.64020408606°
Mean anomaly M 86.197921686921°
Mean motion n 0.26097174°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2044-Sep-21
Distance of closest approach* 0.97414705 AU
145,730,325 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.