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Asteroid 14 Irene

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Asteroid 14 Irene Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 14 Irene 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 14 Irene in Ophiucus on December, 12 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
16h 35m 57s
-19° 47’ 56”
11.10
 = 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 14 Irene Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 14 Irene rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 109.8°
Max altitude: 18.7°
Azimuth: 250.2°

Asteroid 14 Irene Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 14 Irene with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 14 Irene 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 14 Irene
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Asteroid 14 Irene Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 14 Irene computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 14 Irene in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Dec 05 11.01 16h 21m 25s -19° 03’ 42” Scorpius
2017 Dec 06 11.02 16h 23m 30s -19° 10’ 20” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 07 11.04 16h 25m 35s -19° 16’ 51” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 08 11.05 16h 27m 39s -19° 23’ 17” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 09 11.06 16h 29m 44s -19° 29’ 36” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 10 11.08 16h 31m 49s -19° 35’ 48” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 11 11.09 16h 33m 54s -19° 41’ 56” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 12 11.10 16h 35m 57s -19° 47’ 56” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 13 11.11 16h 38m 03s -19° 53’ 49” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 14 11.13 16h 40m 08s -19° 59’ 36” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 15 11.14 16h 42m 11s -20° 05’ 17” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 16 11.15 16h 44m 17s -20° 10’ 53” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 17 11.16 16h 46m 22s -20° 16’ 21” Ophiucus
2017 Dec 18 11.17 16h 48m 25s -20° 21’ 42” Ophiucus

Distance of Asteroid 14 Irene from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 14 Irene 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 14 Irene is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 14 Irene from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 14 Irene

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 14 Irene, 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 14 Irene between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 14 Irene Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 14 Irene. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 152 km 0.0119
Sideral Rotation 15.0280 hours 0.6279
Absolute Magnitude 6.3
Geometric Albedo 0.159

Asteroid 14 Irene Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 14 Irene at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16681526
Orbit inclination i 9.11946719°
Perihelion distance q 2.15517171 AU
322,409,099 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.01816288 AU
451,510,741 km
Semi-major axis a 2.58666729 AU
386,959,920 km
Orbital period period 4.1600 years
1,519.5300 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-May-31 22:49:02
2,457,905.4507 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jul-29 11:32
2,459,424.9807 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 98.04182409725°
Longitude of the ascending node node 86.129357148138°
Mean anomaly M 22.518633830663°
Mean motion n 0.23691536°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Mar-22
Distance of closest approach* 1.18549160 AU
177,347,019 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.