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 Feb 13||10.13||22h 59m 16s||-04° 52’ 12”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 14||10.12||23h 00m 38s||-04° 48’ 38”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 15||10.11||23h 01m 59s||-04° 45’ 02”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 16||10.10||23h 03m 20s||-04° 41’ 22”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 17||10.09||23h 04m 41s||-04° 37’ 41”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 18||10.08||23h 06m 02s||-04° 33’ 59”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 19||10.07||23h 07m 24s||-04° 30’ 14”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 20||10.06||23h 08m 47s||-04° 26’ 26”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 21||10.05||23h 10m 09s||-04° 22’ 36”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 22||10.04||23h 11m 30s||-04° 18’ 45”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 23||10.02||23h 12m 53s||-04° 14’ 52”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 24||10.01||23h 14m 16s||-04° 10’ 55”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 25||10.00||23h 15m 38s||-04° 06’ 59”||Aquarius|
|2017 Feb 26||9.98||23h 17m 00s||-04° 03’ 01”||Aquarius|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13272524 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-21 01:56:22
|Argument of perihelion||peri||309.99921460477°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.08784381525°|
|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 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.