Asteroid 1566 Icarus
Asteroid 1566 Icarus Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 1566 Icarus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 1566 Icarus Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1566 Icarus with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1566 Icarus computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1566 Icarus in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Feb 13||21.18||21h 01m 18s||-26° 24’ 56”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 14||21.18||21h 03m 16s||-26° 19’ 33”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 15||21.19||21h 05m 13s||-26° 14’ 08”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 16||21.19||21h 07m 12s||-26° 08’ 39”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 17||21.19||21h 09m 10s||-26° 03’ 06”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 18||21.20||21h 11m 08s||-25° 57’ 32”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 19||21.20||21h 13m 05s||-25° 51’ 52”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 20||21.20||21h 15m 03s||-25° 46’ 11”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 21||21.20||21h 17m 02s||-25° 40’ 27”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 22||21.20||21h 19m 00s||-25° 34’ 39”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 23||21.20||21h 20m 57s||-25° 28’ 49”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 24||21.21||21h 22m 57s||-25° 22’ 54”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 25||21.21||21h 24m 55s||-25° 16’ 58”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 26||21.21||21h 26m 53s||-25° 10’ 58”||Capricornus|
Distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 1566 Icarus
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1566 Icarus, 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.
Asteroid 1566 Icarus Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1566 Icarus at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.18664272 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jun-16 05:28:30
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Jul-30 02:05
|Argument of perihelion||peri||31.381704363796°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||88.012366970729°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2015-Jun-17|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.05418104 AU
* 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.