The Solar System at your Fingertips
Dwarf Planets and Asteroids » 

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

Available Resources

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 11 Parthenope 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 11 Parthenope in Gemini on July, 26 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
06h 26m 00s
+21° 04’ 50”
11.94
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 11 Parthenope rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 68.9°
Max altitude: 59.6°
Azimuth: 291.1°

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 11 Parthenope with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 11 Parthenope 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 11 Parthenope
View Asteroid 11 Parthenope in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 11 Parthenope computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 11 Parthenope in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Jul 19 11.90 06h 13m 21s +21° 08’ 00” Orion
2017 Jul 20 11.91 06h 15m 10s +21° 07’ 47” Orion
2017 Jul 21 11.92 06h 16m 59s +21° 07’ 31” Orion
2017 Jul 22 11.92 06h 18m 47s +21° 07’ 08” Orion
2017 Jul 23 11.93 06h 20m 35s +21° 06’ 41” Gemini
2017 Jul 24 11.93 06h 22m 24s +21° 06’ 08” Gemini
2017 Jul 25 11.94 06h 24m 12s +21° 05’ 31” Gemini
2017 Jul 26 11.94 06h 26m 00s +21° 04’ 50” Gemini
2017 Jul 27 11.95 06h 27m 47s +21° 04’ 05” Gemini
2017 Jul 28 11.95 06h 29m 35s +21° 03’ 14” Gemini
2017 Jul 29 11.96 06h 31m 23s +21° 02’ 18” Gemini
2017 Jul 30 11.96 06h 33m 09s +21° 01’ 19” Gemini
2017 Jul 31 11.97 06h 34m 55s +21° 00’ 15” Gemini
2017 Aug 01 11.97 06h 36m 42s +20° 59’ 07” Gemini

Distance of Asteroid 11 Parthenope from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 11 Parthenope 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 11 Parthenope is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 11 Parthenope from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 11 Parthenope

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 11 Parthenope, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 11 Parthenope between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 11 Parthenope. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 153.33 km 0.0120
Sideral Rotation 13.7204 hours 0.5732
Absolute Magnitude 6.55
Geometric Albedo 0.1803

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 11 Parthenope at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.10046957
Orbit inclination i 4.62977482°
Perihelion distance q 2.20608106 AU
330,025,030 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.69888040 AU
403,746,763 km
Semi-major axis a 2.45248073 AU
366,885,896 km
Orbital period period 3.8400 years
1,402.8358 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-May-06 11:17:23
2,457,514.9704 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Mar-09 07:20
2,458,917.8062 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 195.86575029842°
Longitude of the ascending node node 125.55904616548°
Mean anomaly M 124.59808425182°
Mean motion n 0.25662305°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2058-Aug-17
Distance of closest approach* 1.19033328 AU
178,071,324 km

* 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.