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 Mar 22||9.79||23h 50m 30s||-02° 22’ 06”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 23||9.81||23h 51m 53s||-02° 17’ 48”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 24||9.82||23h 53m 18s||-02° 13’ 30”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 25||9.84||23h 54m 43s||-02° 09’ 11”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 26||9.85||23h 56m 08s||-02° 04’ 54”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 27||9.86||23h 57m 33s||-02° 00’ 37”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 28||9.87||23h 58m 58s||-01° 56’ 20”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 29||9.88||00h 00m 21s||-01° 52’ 04”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 30||9.89||00h 01m 46s||-01° 47’ 48”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 31||9.90||00h 03m 11s||-01° 43’ 32”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 01||9.91||00h 04m 36s||-01° 39’ 18”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 02||9.92||00h 06m 02s||-01° 35’ 03”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 03||9.93||00h 07m 27s||-01° 30’ 51”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 04||9.94||00h 08m 52s||-01° 26’ 38”||Pisces|
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.