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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 August, 17 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
05h 12m 49s
+09° 23’ 34”
 = 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: 80.6°
Max altitude: 47.9°
Azimuth: 279.4°

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
2018 Aug 10 04h 58m 35s +09° 28’ 27” 9.99 Orion
2018 Aug 11 05h 00m 34s +09° 28’ 09” 9.99 Orion
2018 Aug 12 05h 02m 35s +09° 27’ 43” 9.99 Orion
2018 Aug 13 05h 04m 33s +09° 27’ 11” 9.98 Orion
2018 Aug 14 05h 06m 32s +09° 26’ 30” 9.98 Orion
2018 Aug 15 05h 08m 30s +09° 25’ 44” 9.97 Orion
2018 Aug 16 05h 10m 27s +09° 24’ 50” 9.97 Orion
2018 Aug 17 05h 12m 24s +09° 23’ 48” 9.96 Orion
2018 Aug 18 05h 14m 20s +09° 22’ 41” 9.96 Orion
2018 Aug 19 05h 16m 15s +09° 21’ 25” 9.96 Orion
2018 Aug 20 05h 18m 10s +09° 20’ 04” 9.95 Orion
2018 Aug 21 05h 20m 03s +09° 18’ 36” 9.95 Orion
2018 Aug 22 05h 21m 57s +09° 17’ 00” 9.94 Orion
2018 Aug 23 05h 23m 49s +09° 15’ 19” 9.94 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 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
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-11 06:18
2,459,649.7631 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.