Asteroid 2 Pallas
Asteroid 2 Pallas is currently in the constellation of Canis Majoris. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2 Pallas is 06h 31m 37s and the Declination is -23° 54’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2 Pallas is 7.69 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2 Pallas [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]:
- 2 Pallas is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2 Pallas is visible with the help of a binocular with a 30-40mm aperture, easy with a small telescope.
- See also 2 Pallas rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
If you need to access this information frequently for your observations, you can create a simple customized Quick Access page, so that you can easily bookmark it in your browser favorites or add a shortcut to your mobile phones' home screen.
Additional information about Asteroid 2 Pallas available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid 2 Pallas Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 2 Pallas?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2 Pallas in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 2 Pallas Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 2 Pallas from Earth is currently 214,530,204 kilometers, equivalent to 1.434046 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 55.5957 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2 Pallas and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 2 Pallas to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2 Pallas to Earth happens on Mon Feb 24 2014 at a distance of 1.230905 Astronomical Units, or 184,140,719 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2 Pallas brightness
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13377178 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Mar-06 14:55:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||310.69724633414°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||172.91657365749°|
Visualization of Asteroid 2 Pallas Orbit
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 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 15 Days 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.
|2023 Jan 30||06h 34m 09s||-26° 30’ 01”||7.65||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Jan 31||06h 33m 43s||-26° 11’ 16”||7.65||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 01||06h 33m 20s||-25° 52’ 09”||7.65||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 02||06h 32m 57s||-25° 32’ 39”||7.66||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 03||06h 32m 38s||-25° 12’ 50”||7.66||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 04||06h 32m 18s||-24° 52’ 40”||7.67||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 05||06h 32m 02s||-24° 32’ 11”||7.67||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 06||06h 31m 48s||-24° 11’ 25”||7.68||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 07||06h 31m 35s||-23° 50’ 20”||7.69||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 08||06h 31m 23s||-23° 28’ 59”||7.69||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 09||06h 31m 14s||-23° 07’ 23”||7.70||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 10||06h 31m 08s||-22° 45’ 33”||7.71||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 11||06h 31m 04s||-22° 23’ 29”||7.72||Canis Majoris|
|2023 Feb 12||06h 31m 00s||-22° 01’ 10”||7.72||Canis Majoris|