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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 Sagittarius on November, 22 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
19h 18m 16s
-20° 01’ 08”
 = 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: 110.0°
Max altitude: 18.5°
Azimuth: 250.0°

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 Nov 15 10.45 19h 04m 27s -19° 54’ 06” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 16 10.45 19h 06m 24s -19° 55’ 31” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 17 10.45 19h 08m 21s -19° 56’ 47” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 18 10.45 19h 10m 19s -19° 57’ 53” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 19 10.45 19h 12m 17s -19° 58’ 54” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 20 10.45 19h 14m 17s -19° 59’ 47” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 21 10.44 19h 16m 17s -20° 00’ 30” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 22 10.44 19h 18m 16s -20° 01’ 08” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 23 10.44 19h 20m 17s -20° 01’ 36” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 24 10.44 19h 22m 18s -20° 01’ 58” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 25 10.44 19h 24m 20s -20° 02’ 11” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 26 10.44 19h 26m 21s -20° 02’ 16” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 27 10.44 19h 28m 23s -20° 02’ 12” Sagittarius
2017 Nov 28 10.44 19h 30m 27s -20° 02’ 02” 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. 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.