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Asteroid 192 Nausikaa

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Asteroid 192 Nausikaa Position

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension is 07h 09m 46s and the Declination is +26° 53’ 57”.

07h 09m 46s
+26° 53’ 57”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 192 Nausikaa is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 192 Nausikaa in Gemini on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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192 Nausikaa
RA: 07h 09m 46s
Dec: +26° 53’ 57”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 192 Nausikaa
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Asteroid 192 Nausikaa Distance

The distance of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa from Earth is currently 329,231,723 kilometers, equivalent to 2.200778 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 18.1988 seconds to travel from Asteroid 192 Nausikaa and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 18.1988 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa 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.

Distance of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 192 Nausikaa from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa to Earth happens on Fri Oct 7 2067 at a distance of 0.81569681 Astronomical Units, or 122,026,507 kilometers:

Fri Oct 7 2067

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa is 12.30.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa, 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 192 Nausikaa between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 192 Nausikaa rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.1°
Max altitude: 65.4°
Azimuth: 296.9°
Asteroid 192 Nausikaa is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa 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 192 Nausikaa Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24525616
Orbit inclination i 6.79842798°
Perihelion distance q 1.81390436 AU
271,356,231 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.99277115 AU
447,712,192 km
Semi-major axis a 2.40333776 AU
359,534,212 km
Orbital period period 3.7300 years
1,360.8825 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-03 20:20:29
2,458,607.3476 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jan-23 17:31
2,459,968.2301 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 30.673825549728°
Longitude of the ascending node node 343.09932134792°
Mean anomaly M 104.00227410789°
Mean motion n 0.26453422°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa 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 192 Nausikaa
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Asteroid 192 Nausikaa Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 103.26 km 0.0081
Sideral Rotation 13.6250 hours 0.5693
Absolute Magnitude 7.13
Geometric Albedo 0.233

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 192 Nausikaa computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 192 Nausikaa in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 07h 03m 25s +27° 28’ 31” 12.16 Gemini
2020 Mar 23 07h 04m 13s +27° 23’ 56” 12.18 Gemini
2020 Mar 24 07h 05m 00s +27° 19’ 21” 12.20 Gemini
2020 Mar 25 07h 05m 49s +27° 14’ 45” 12.22 Gemini
2020 Mar 26 07h 06m 41s +27° 10’ 09” 12.24 Gemini
2020 Mar 27 07h 07m 32s +27° 05’ 33” 12.25 Gemini
2020 Mar 28 07h 08m 25s +27° 00’ 55” 12.27 Gemini
2020 Mar 29 07h 09m 19s +26° 56’ 17” 12.29 Gemini
2020 Mar 30 07h 10m 14s +26° 51’ 38” 12.31 Gemini
2020 Mar 31 07h 11m 11s +26° 46’ 59” 12.33 Gemini
2020 Apr 01 07h 12m 07s +26° 42’ 17” 12.34 Gemini
2020 Apr 02 07h 13m 05s +26° 37’ 36” 12.36 Gemini
2020 Apr 03 07h 14m 04s +26° 32’ 54” 12.38 Gemini
2020 Apr 04 07h 15m 05s +26° 28’ 10” 12.40 Gemini