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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 6 Hebe

Asteroid 6 Hebe is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 6 Hebe is 08h 14m 11s and the Declination is +15° 41’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 6 Hebe is 9.05 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 6 Hebe [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

08h 14m 11s
+15° 41’ 47”
  • 6 Hebe is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 39° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 6 Hebe is visible with the help of a binocular with a 50mm aperture, easy with a small telescope.
  • See also 6 Hebe rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid 6 Hebe Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 6 Hebe finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid 6 Hebe in Cancer on February, 09 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 6 Hebe in Cancer on February, 09 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 6 Hebe is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

6 Hebe
RA: 08h 14m 11s
Dec: +15° 41’ 47”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 6 Hebe
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 6 Hebe?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 6 Hebe in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 6 Hebe Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth is currently 231,372,567 kilometers, equivalent to 1.546630 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 51.7758 seconds to travel from Asteroid 6 Hebe and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 51.7758 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 6 Hebe from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 6 Hebe to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 6 Hebe to Earth happens on Wed Sep 21 2044 at a distance of 0.974147 Astronomical Units, or 145,730,330 kilometers:

Wed Sep 21 2044

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 6 Hebe brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 6 Hebe is 9.05.


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 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 6 Hebe rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.2°
Max altitude: 54.4°
Azimuth: 285.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 6 Hebe touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

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 15 Days 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
2023 Feb 02 08h 20m 38s +14° 32’ 41” 8.85 Cancer
2023 Feb 03 08h 19m 41s +14° 42’ 38” 8.87 Cancer
2023 Feb 04 08h 18m 43s +14° 52’ 32” 8.90 Cancer
2023 Feb 05 08h 17m 48s +15° 02’ 21” 8.93 Cancer
2023 Feb 06 08h 16m 54s +15° 12’ 09” 8.96 Cancer
2023 Feb 07 08h 16m 00s +15° 21’ 51” 8.99 Cancer
2023 Feb 08 08h 15m 06s +15° 31’ 31” 9.02 Cancer
2023 Feb 09 08h 14m 16s +15° 41’ 03” 9.05 Cancer
2023 Feb 10 08h 13m 24s +15° 50’ 32” 9.08 Cancer
2023 Feb 11 08h 12m 36s +15° 59’ 57” 9.10 Cancer
2023 Feb 12 08h 11m 47s +16° 09’ 14” 9.13 Cancer
2023 Feb 13 08h 11m 00s +16° 18’ 25” 9.16 Cancer
2023 Feb 14 08h 10m 14s +16° 27’ 30” 9.19 Cancer
2023 Feb 15 08h 09m 30s +16° 36’ 29” 9.21 Cancer