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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 Cetus on April, 22 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
00h 54m 14s
-01° 41’ 45”
 = 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: 91.7°
Max altitude: 36.8°
Azimuth: 268.3°

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
2018 Apr 15 10.00 00h 38m 21s -02° 57’ 02” Cetus
2018 Apr 16 10.01 00h 40m 37s -02° 46’ 11” Cetus
2018 Apr 17 10.01 00h 42m 54s -02° 35’ 22” Cetus
2018 Apr 18 10.01 00h 45m 10s -02° 24’ 36” Cetus
2018 Apr 19 10.02 00h 47m 26s -02° 13’ 50” Cetus
2018 Apr 20 10.02 00h 49m 41s -02° 03’ 06” Cetus
2018 Apr 21 10.02 00h 51m 57s -01° 52’ 26” Cetus
2018 Apr 22 10.03 00h 54m 14s -01° 41’ 45” Cetus
2018 Apr 23 10.03 00h 56m 30s -01° 31’ 08” Cetus
2018 Apr 24 10.03 00h 58m 45s -01° 20’ 31” Cetus
2018 Apr 25 10.04 01h 01m 01s -01° 09’ 57” Cetus
2018 Apr 26 10.04 01h 03m 17s -00° 59’ 26” Cetus
2018 Apr 27 10.04 01h 05m 35s -00° 48’ 57” Cetus
2018 Apr 28 10.04 01h 07m 50s -00° 38’ 31” Cetus

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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20288124
Orbit inclination i 14.73710015°
Perihelion distance q 1.93313591 AU
289,193,016 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91717250 AU
436,402,795 km
Semi-major axis a 2.42515420 AU
362,797,906 km
Orbital period period 3.7800 years
1,379.4548 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-31 19:23:57
2,458,270.3083 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.84947921702°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.6476403258°
Mean anomaly M 341.78194087403°
Mean motion n 0.26097267°/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.