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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 Ophiucus on March, 28 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 59m 47s
-07° 35’ 30”
 = 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 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 local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 97.6°
Max altitude: 30.9°
Azimuth: 262.4°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Mar 21 10.77 17h 54m 07s -08° 03’ 37” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 22 10.76 17h 55m 00s -07° 59’ 44” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 23 10.74 17h 55m 50s -07° 55’ 50” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 24 10.73 17h 56m 39s -07° 51’ 51” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 25 10.71 17h 57m 28s -07° 47’ 49” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 26 10.70 17h 58m 15s -07° 43’ 45” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 27 10.68 17h 59m 02s -07° 39’ 39” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 28 10.67 17h 59m 47s -07° 35’ 30” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 29 10.65 18h 00m 30s -07° 31’ 18” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 30 10.64 18h 01m 14s -07° 27’ 03” Ophiucus
2017 Mar 31 10.62 18h 01m 55s -07° 22’ 47” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 01 10.61 18h 02m 36s -07° 18’ 29” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 02 10.59 18h 03m 15s -07° 14’ 08” Ophiucus
2017 Apr 03 10.58 18h 03m 55s -07° 09’ 44” Ophiucus

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 January 2030

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 January 2030

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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20223034
Orbit inclination i 14.73796734°
Perihelion distance q 1.93556157 AU
289,555,890 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91687058 AU
436,357,629 km
Semi-major axis a 2.42621608 AU
362,956,760 km
Orbital period period 3.7800 years
1,380.3609 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-31 22:05:31
2,458,270.4205 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.7381375367°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.67479774543°
Mean anomaly M 185.28381720257°
Mean motion n 0.26080136°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2029-Oct-15
Distance of closest approach* 0.99098801 AU
148,249,697 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.