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 Dec 08||12h 46m 21s||-06° 37’ 54”||9.08||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 09||12h 47m 57s||-06° 38’ 12”||9.08||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 10||12h 49m 33s||-06° 38’ 22”||9.07||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 11||12h 51m 08s||-06° 38’ 23”||9.07||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 12||12h 52m 44s||-06° 38’ 16”||9.07||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 13||12h 54m 19s||-06° 37’ 58”||9.06||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 14||12h 55m 53s||-06° 37’ 32”||9.06||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 15||12h 57m 25s||-06° 36’ 55”||9.06||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 16||12h 58m 59s||-06° 36’ 09”||9.05||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 17||13h 00m 30s||-06° 35’ 13”||9.05||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 18||13h 02m 03s||-06° 34’ 08”||9.04||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 19||13h 03m 33s||-06° 32’ 52”||9.04||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 20||13h 05m 03s||-06° 31’ 26”||9.03||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 21||13h 06m 33s||-06° 29’ 49”||9.03||Virgo|
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 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.