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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 Orion on February, 17 2019
High Precision Live Sky Chart
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
05h 57m 17s
+13° 33’ 01”

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 76.4°
Max altitude: 52.2°
Azimuth: 283.6°

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Feb 10 05h 56m 13s +12° 26’ 34” 9.42 Orion
2019 Feb 11 05h 56m 17s +12° 36’ 15” 9.44 Orion
2019 Feb 12 05h 56m 22s +12° 45’ 52” 9.47 Orion
2019 Feb 13 05h 56m 30s +12° 55’ 24” 9.49 Orion
2019 Feb 14 05h 56m 39s +13° 04’ 54” 9.52 Orion
2019 Feb 15 05h 56m 49s +13° 14’ 17” 9.54 Orion
2019 Feb 16 05h 57m 02s +13° 23’ 35” 9.57 Orion
2019 Feb 17 05h 57m 16s +13° 32’ 48” 9.59 Orion
2019 Feb 18 05h 57m 33s +13° 41’ 57” 9.61 Orion
2019 Feb 19 05h 57m 51s +13° 51’ 01” 9.64 Orion
2019 Feb 20 05h 58m 11s +13° 59’ 58” 9.66 Orion
2019 Feb 21 05h 58m 33s +14° 08’ 51” 9.68 Orion
2019 Feb 22 05h 58m 56s +14° 17’ 38” 9.71 Orion
2019 Feb 23 05h 59m 21s +14° 26’ 18” 9.73 Orion

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 2100

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 2100

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20300711
Orbit inclination i 14.73790068°
Perihelion distance q 1.93283528 AU
289,148,043 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91748470 AU
436,449,500 km
Semi-major axis a 2.42515999 AU
362,798,771 km
Orbital period period 3.7800 years
1,379.4597 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-31 16:53:45
2,458,270.2040 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-11 03:55
2,459,649.6637 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.80748960576°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.64020408606°
Mean anomaly M 86.197921686921°
Mean motion n 0.26097174°/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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.