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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 Aquarius on February, 21 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
22h 38m 24s
-12° 19’ 51”
 = 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: 102.3°
Max altitude: 26.2°
Azimuth: 257.7°

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
2018 Feb 14 9.94 22h 22m 32s -13° 25’ 41” Aquarius
2018 Feb 15 9.93 22h 24m 47s -13° 16’ 30” Aquarius
2018 Feb 16 9.92 22h 27m 03s -13° 07’ 14” Aquarius
2018 Feb 17 9.91 22h 29m 20s -12° 57’ 53” Aquarius
2018 Feb 18 9.90 22h 31m 36s -12° 48’ 29” Aquarius
2018 Feb 19 9.89 22h 33m 51s -12° 39’ 01” Aquarius
2018 Feb 20 9.87 22h 36m 07s -12° 29’ 29” Aquarius
2018 Feb 21 9.86 22h 38m 24s -12° 19’ 51” Aquarius
2018 Feb 22 9.85 22h 40m 40s -12° 10’ 11” Aquarius
2018 Feb 23 9.84 22h 42m 56s -12° 00’ 28” Aquarius
2018 Feb 24 9.83 22h 45m 11s -11° 50’ 39” Aquarius
2018 Feb 25 9.83 22h 47m 27s -11° 40’ 49” Aquarius
2018 Feb 26 9.82 22h 49m 44s -11° 30’ 54” Aquarius
2018 Feb 27 9.81 22h 52m 00s -11° 20’ 56” Aquarius

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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20280173
Orbit inclination i 14.73749210°
Perihelion distance q 1.93313839 AU
289,193,387 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91669245 AU
436,330,982 km
Semi-major axis a 2.42491542 AU
362,762,184 km
Orbital period period 3.7800 years
1,379.2510 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-31 20:16:24
2,458,270.3447 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.86059578607°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.64807404547°
Mean anomaly M 289.56749790606°
Mean motion n 0.26101122°/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.