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.
|2018 Oct 09||10h 58m 37s||-03° 21’ 29”||9.01||Leo|
|2018 Oct 10||11h 00m 33s||-03° 26’ 25”||9.01||Leo|
|2018 Oct 11||11h 02m 30s||-03° 31’ 18”||9.02||Leo|
|2018 Oct 12||11h 04m 26s||-03° 36’ 11”||9.02||Leo|
|2018 Oct 13||11h 06m 21s||-03° 41’ 00”||9.02||Leo|
|2018 Oct 14||11h 08m 17s||-03° 45’ 51”||9.03||Leo|
|2018 Oct 15||11h 10m 11s||-03° 50’ 39”||9.03||Leo|
|2018 Oct 16||11h 12m 06s||-03° 55’ 24”||9.04||Leo|
|2018 Oct 17||11h 14m 00s||-04° 00’ 09”||9.04||Leo|
|2018 Oct 18||11h 15m 55s||-04° 04’ 51”||9.04||Leo|
|2018 Oct 19||11h 17m 48s||-04° 09’ 32”||9.05||Leo|
|2018 Oct 20||11h 19m 42s||-04° 14’ 11”||9.05||Leo|
|2018 Oct 21||11h 21m 35s||-04° 18’ 47”||9.06||Leo|
|2018 Oct 22||11h 23m 29s||-04° 23’ 21”||9.06||Leo|
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.