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Asteroid 10 Hygiea

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Asteroid 10 Hygiea Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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 10 Hygiea in Sagittarius on February, 20 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
17h 51m 52s
-25° 20’ 00”
11.07
 = 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 10 Hygiea Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 10 Hygiea rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 115.3°
Max altitude: 13.2°
Azimuth: 244.7°

Asteroid 10 Hygiea Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 10 Hygiea with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 10 Hygiea
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Asteroid 10 Hygiea Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 10 Hygiea computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 10 Hygiea in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Feb 13 11.09 17h 41m 12s -25° 18’ 11” Ophiucus
2017 Feb 14 11.09 17h 42m 46s -25° 18’ 38” Ophiucus
2017 Feb 15 11.09 17h 44m 17s -25° 19’ 00” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 16 11.08 17h 45m 50s -25° 19’ 19” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 17 11.08 17h 47m 21s -25° 19’ 35” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 18 11.07 17h 48m 52s -25° 19’ 46” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 19 11.07 17h 50m 22s -25° 19’ 55” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 20 11.07 17h 51m 52s -25° 20’ 00” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 21 11.06 17h 53m 21s -25° 20’ 03” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 22 11.06 17h 54m 51s -25° 20’ 02” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 23 11.05 17h 56m 18s -25° 19’ 56” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 24 11.05 17h 57m 46s -25° 19’ 50” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 25 11.04 17h 59m 12s -25° 19’ 39” Sagittarius
2017 Feb 26 11.04 18h 00m 38s -25° 19’ 24” Sagittarius

Distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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 10 Hygiea is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

Light Curve of Asteroid 10 Hygiea

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 10 Hygiea, 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 10 Hygiea between January 2013 and January 2030

Asteroid 10 Hygiea Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 10 Hygiea. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 407.12 km 0.0320
Sideral Rotation 27.6230 hours 1.1541
Absolute Magnitude 5.43
Geometric Albedo 0.0717

Asteroid 10 Hygiea Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 10 Hygiea at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.11330539
Orbit inclination i 3.83083497°
Perihelion distance q 2.78592176 AU
416,767,964 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.49791424 AU
523,280,523 km
Semi-major axis a 3.14191800 AU
470,024,244 km
Orbital period period 5.5700 years
2,034.1862 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Dec-16 23:06:06
2,457,739.4626 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jul-13 03:34
2,459,773.6487 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 311.94808794476°
Longitude of the ascending node node 283.24567499527°
Mean anomaly M 335.4071049605°
Mean motion n 0.17697495°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2022-May-01
Distance of closest approach* 1.79912183 AU
269,144,795 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.