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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 January, 23 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
16h 45m 03s
-09° 44’ 53”
 = 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: 99.7°
Max altitude: 28.8°
Azimuth: 260.3°

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 Jan 16 11.31 16h 34m 47s -09° 38’ 14” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 17 11.31 16h 36m 16s -09° 39’ 28” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 18 11.31 16h 37m 45s -09° 40’ 36” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 19 11.30 16h 39m 12s -09° 41’ 39” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 20 11.30 16h 40m 41s -09° 42’ 36” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 21 11.29 16h 42m 09s -09° 43’ 27” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 22 11.29 16h 43m 36s -09° 44’ 12” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 23 11.29 16h 45m 03s -09° 44’ 53” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 24 11.28 16h 46m 31s -09° 45’ 29” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 25 11.28 16h 47m 57s -09° 45’ 59” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 26 11.27 16h 49m 23s -09° 46’ 23” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 27 11.27 16h 50m 48s -09° 46’ 41” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 28 11.26 16h 52m 14s -09° 46’ 55” Ophiucus
2017 Jan 29 11.26 16h 53m 39s -09° 47’ 03” 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.