Asteroid 2 Pallas
Asteroid 2 Pallas Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 2 Pallas rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 2 Pallas Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2 Pallas with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2 Pallas computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2 Pallas in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Aug 16||9.26||03h 01m 26s||-03° 40’ 23”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 17||9.24||03h 02m 17s||-03° 51’ 33”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 18||9.23||03h 03m 06s||-04° 02’ 54”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 19||9.21||03h 03m 56s||-04° 14’ 30”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 20||9.19||03h 04m 44s||-04° 26’ 18”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 21||9.18||03h 05m 30s||-04° 38’ 21”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 22||9.16||03h 06m 15s||-04° 50’ 38”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 23||9.14||03h 07m 00s||-05° 03’ 06”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 24||9.12||03h 07m 45s||-05° 15’ 50”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 25||9.11||03h 08m 27s||-05° 28’ 46”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 26||9.09||03h 09m 10s||-05° 41’ 57”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 27||9.07||03h 09m 51s||-05° 55’ 19”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 28||9.05||03h 10m 29s||-06° 08’ 57”||Eridanus|
|2017 Aug 29||9.03||03h 11m 08s||-06° 22’ 46”||Eridanus|
Distance of Asteroid 2 Pallas from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 2 Pallas
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2 Pallas, 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 2 Pallas Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 2 Pallas. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||7.8132 hours||0.3264|
Asteroid 2 Pallas Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2 Pallas at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13361890 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-21 05:40:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||309.99155814454°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.0871774253°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2014-Feb-24|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.23090479 AU
* 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.