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 Dec 05||8.41||02h 38m 17s||-28° 15’ 14”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 06||8.42||02h 37m 46s||-28° 14’ 08”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 07||8.43||02h 37m 18s||-28° 12’ 39”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 08||8.45||02h 36m 50s||-28° 10’ 49”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 09||8.46||02h 36m 24s||-28° 08’ 35”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 10||8.47||02h 36m 00s||-28° 06’ 02”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 11||8.48||02h 35m 36s||-28° 03’ 06”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 12||8.49||02h 35m 16s||-27° 59’ 49”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 13||8.50||02h 34m 55s||-27° 56’ 12”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 14||8.51||02h 34m 37s||-27° 52’ 15”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 15||8.52||02h 34m 20s||-27° 48’ 00”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 16||8.53||02h 34m 05s||-27° 43’ 24”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 17||8.54||02h 33m 52s||-27° 38’ 30”||Fornax|
|2017 Dec 18||8.55||02h 33m 41s||-27° 33’ 17”||Fornax|
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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13361890 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-21 05:40:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||309.99155814454°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.0871774253°|
|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.