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 Europe/London timezone.
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.
|2019 Feb 16||14h 07m 14s||+01° 15’ 52”||8.42||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 17||14h 07m 41s||+01° 31’ 44”||8.40||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 18||14h 08m 08s||+01° 47’ 51”||8.39||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 19||14h 08m 31s||+02° 04’ 14”||8.37||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 20||14h 08m 54s||+02° 20’ 52”||8.36||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 21||14h 09m 16s||+02° 37’ 45”||8.34||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 22||14h 09m 37s||+02° 54’ 54”||8.32||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 23||14h 09m 55s||+03° 12’ 18”||8.31||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 24||14h 10m 10s||+03° 29’ 56”||8.29||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 25||14h 10m 26s||+03° 47’ 48”||8.28||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 26||14h 10m 39s||+04° 05’ 53”||8.26||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 27||14h 10m 50s||+04° 24’ 14”||8.24||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 28||14h 10m 59s||+04° 42’ 47”||8.23||Virgo|
|2019 Mar 01||14h 11m 08s||+05° 01’ 32”||8.21||Virgo|
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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13386496 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-21 09:11:48
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-03 12:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||310.04885845252°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.08006182769°|
|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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.