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Asteroid 6 Hebe

Asteroid 6 Hebe is currently in the constellation of Orion. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 6 Hebe is 04h 58m 53s and the Declination is +12° 38’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 6 Hebe is 10.16 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 6 Hebe [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

04h 58m 53s
+12° 38’ 56”
  • 6 Hebe is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 8° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 6 Hebe is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60mm aperture, might require a small telescope.
  • See also 6 Hebe rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid 6 Hebe Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 6 Hebe 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.

Map showing Asteroid 6 Hebe in Orion on July, 01 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 6 Hebe in Orion on July, 01 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 6 Hebe is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

6 Hebe
RA: 04h 58m 53s
Dec: +12° 38’ 56”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 6 Hebe
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 6 Hebe?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 6 Hebe in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 6 Hebe Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth is currently 432,834,345 kilometers, equivalent to 2.893319 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 3.7800 seconds to travel from Asteroid 6 Hebe and arrive to us.

24 minutes and 3.7800 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe 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.

Distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 6 Hebe from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 6 Hebe to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 6 Hebe to Earth happens on Wed Sep 21 2044 at a distance of 0.974147 Astronomical Units, or 145,730,330 kilometers:

Wed Sep 21 2044

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 6 Hebe brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 6 Hebe is 10.16.


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 2100

Asteroid 6 Hebe rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 6 Hebe rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.4°
Max altitude: 51.2°
Azimuth: 282.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 6 Hebe touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

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 15 Days 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
2022 Jun 24 04h 42m 46s +12° 11’ 08” 10.12 Taurus
2022 Jun 25 04h 45m 01s +12° 15’ 24” 10.13 Orion
2022 Jun 26 04h 47m 16s +12° 19’ 32” 10.14 Orion
2022 Jun 27 04h 49m 31s +12° 23’ 34” 10.14 Orion
2022 Jun 28 04h 51m 46s +12° 27’ 28” 10.15 Orion
2022 Jun 29 04h 54m 01s +12° 31’ 13” 10.15 Orion
2022 Jun 30 04h 56m 14s +12° 34’ 51” 10.16 Orion
2022 Jul 01 04h 58m 29s +12° 38’ 22” 10.16 Orion
2022 Jul 02 05h 00m 43s +12° 41’ 45” 10.17 Orion
2022 Jul 03 05h 02m 57s +12° 45’ 02” 10.17 Orion
2022 Jul 04 05h 05m 11s +12° 48’ 11” 10.18 Orion
2022 Jul 05 05h 07m 24s +12° 51’ 11” 10.18 Orion
2022 Jul 06 05h 09m 38s +12° 54’ 06” 10.19 Orion
2022 Jul 07 05h 11m 50s +12° 56’ 53” 10.19 Orion