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.
|2018 Aug 10||08h 55m 44s||+01° 03’ 46”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 11||08h 57m 52s||+01° 00’ 42”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 12||09h 00m 01s||+00° 57’ 37”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 13||09h 02m 09s||+00° 54’ 25”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 14||09h 04m 18s||+00° 51’ 10”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 15||09h 06m 25s||+00° 47’ 50”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 16||09h 08m 34s||+00° 44’ 26”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 17||09h 10m 41s||+00° 40’ 59”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 18||09h 12m 50s||+00° 37’ 27”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 19||09h 14m 57s||+00° 33’ 51”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 20||09h 17m 03s||+00° 30’ 11”||8.79||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 21||09h 19m 10s||+00° 26’ 26”||8.80||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 22||09h 21m 18s||+00° 22’ 40”||8.80||Hydra|
|2018 Aug 23||09h 23m 25s||+00° 18’ 50”||8.80||Hydra|
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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13362828 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-21 06:48:34
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-03 17:07
|Argument of perihelion||peri||310.00633565398°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.08380088458°|
|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.