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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 Serpens on September, 22 2017
17h 38m 20s
-15° 46’ 32”
10.25
 = 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: 105.8°
Max altitude: 22.7°
Azimuth: 254.2°

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 Sep 15 10.19 17h 30m 47s -14° 53’ 53” Serpens
2017 Sep 16 10.20 17h 31m 46s -15° 01’ 37” Serpens
2017 Sep 17 10.21 17h 32m 49s -15° 09’ 17” Serpens
2017 Sep 18 10.22 17h 33m 52s -15° 16’ 54” Serpens
2017 Sep 19 10.23 17h 34m 58s -15° 24’ 24” Serpens
2017 Sep 20 10.23 17h 36m 03s -15° 31’ 51” Serpens
2017 Sep 21 10.24 17h 37m 10s -15° 39’ 15” Serpens
2017 Sep 22 10.25 17h 38m 20s -15° 46’ 32” Serpens
2017 Sep 23 10.26 17h 39m 29s -15° 53’ 45” Serpens
2017 Sep 24 10.27 17h 40m 41s -16° 00’ 54” Serpens
2017 Sep 25 10.27 17h 41m 53s -16° 07’ 58” Ophiucus
2017 Sep 26 10.28 17h 43m 05s -16° 14’ 57” Ophiucus
2017 Sep 27 10.29 17h 44m 21s -16° 21’ 50” Sagittarius
2017 Sep 28 10.29 17h 45m 36s -16° 28’ 38” Sagittarius

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.

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 2.91669246 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 239.86059572175°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.64807402428°
Mean anomaly M 289.56749793313°
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.