Asteroid 1566 Icarus
Asteroid 1566 Icarus is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 1566 Icarus is 21h 41m 46s and the Declination is -23° 21’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 1566 Icarus is 19.52 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 1566 Icarus [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]:
- 1566 Icarus is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 1° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 1566 Icarus is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 1566 Icarus rise and set times.
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Asteroid 1566 Icarus Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 1566 Icarus is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 1566 Icarus?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 1566 Icarus in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 1566 Icarus Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus from Earth is currently 190,914,490 kilometers, equivalent to 1.276185 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 36.8222 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1566 Icarus and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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.
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 1566 Icarus from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 1566 Icarus to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 1566 Icarus to Earth happens on Wed Jun 14 2090 at a distance of 0.043800 Astronomical Units, or 6,552,427 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 1566 Icarus brightness
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.18657090 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jan-20 14:59:49
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-05 11:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||31.437507617456°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||87.96160578065°|
Visualization of Asteroid 1566 Icarus Orbit
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 15 Days 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.
|2022 May 11||21h 39m 50s||-22° 04’ 50”||19.61||Capricornus|
|2022 May 12||21h 40m 13s||-22° 14’ 08”||19.60||Capricornus|
|2022 May 13||21h 40m 32s||-22° 23’ 43”||19.59||Capricornus|
|2022 May 14||21h 40m 51s||-22° 33’ 37”||19.58||Capricornus|
|2022 May 15||21h 41m 08s||-22° 43’ 50”||19.56||Capricornus|
|2022 May 16||21h 41m 21s||-22° 54’ 21”||19.55||Capricornus|
|2022 May 17||21h 41m 34s||-23° 05’ 13”||19.54||Capricornus|
|2022 May 18||21h 41m 44s||-23° 16’ 27”||19.53||Capricornus|
|2022 May 19||21h 41m 51s||-23° 28’ 00”||19.51||Capricornus|
|2022 May 20||21h 41m 54s||-23° 39’ 53”||19.50||Capricornus|
|2022 May 21||21h 41m 57s||-23° 52’ 09”||19.48||Capricornus|
|2022 May 22||21h 41m 57s||-24° 04’ 46”||19.47||Capricornus|
|2022 May 23||21h 41m 53s||-24° 17’ 47”||19.45||Capricornus|
|2022 May 24||21h 41m 48s||-24° 31’ 09”||19.44||Capricornus|