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.
|2019 Apr 14||13h 52m 23s||+19° 13’ 41”||7.93||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 15||13h 51m 37s||+19° 28’ 50”||7.95||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 16||13h 50m 49s||+19° 43’ 36”||7.96||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 17||13h 50m 03s||+19° 58’ 00”||7.98||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 18||13h 49m 17s||+20° 11’ 59”||7.99||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 19||13h 48m 29s||+20° 25’ 36”||8.01||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 20||13h 47m 44s||+20° 38’ 48”||8.02||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 21||13h 46m 57s||+20° 51’ 38”||8.04||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 22||13h 46m 10s||+21° 04’ 00”||8.06||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 23||13h 45m 24s||+21° 16’ 00”||8.08||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 24||13h 44m 39s||+21° 27’ 34”||8.10||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 25||13h 43m 54s||+21° 38’ 44”||8.12||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 26||13h 43m 10s||+21° 49’ 27”||8.14||Bootes|
|2019 Apr 27||13h 42m 26s||+21° 59’ 47”||8.16||Bootes|
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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13386496 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-21 09:11:48
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-03 12:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||310.04885845252°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.08006182769°|
|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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.