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Asteroid 11 Parthenope

Asteroid 11 Parthenope is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 11 Parthenope is 16h 01m 20s and the Declination is -16° 22’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 11 Parthenope is 11.90 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 11 Parthenope [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

16h 01m 20s
-16° 22’ 04”

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Asteroid 11 Parthenope Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 11 Parthenope finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid 11 Parthenope in Libra on January, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 11 Parthenope in Libra on January, 27 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 11 Parthenope is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

11 Parthenope
RA: 16h 01m 20s
Dec: -16° 22’ 04”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 11 Parthenope
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 11 Parthenope?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 11 Parthenope in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 11 Parthenope from Earth is currently 407,658,981 kilometers, equivalent to 2.725032 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 39.8040 seconds to travel from Asteroid 11 Parthenope and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 39.8040 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 11 Parthenope from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid 11 Parthenope from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 11 Parthenope from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 11 Parthenope to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 11 Parthenope to Earth happens on Mon Aug 11 2081 at a distance of 1.187050 Astronomical Units, or 177,580,172 kilometers:

Mon Aug 11 2081

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 11 Parthenope brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 11 Parthenope is 11.90.


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 2100

Asteroid 11 Parthenope rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 106.4°
Max altitude: 22.1°
Azimuth: 253.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 11 Parthenope touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 11 Parthenope Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 11 Parthenope at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.09954682
Orbit inclination i 4.63164858°
Perihelion distance q 2.20906508 AU
330,471,433 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.69749779 AU
403,539,926 km
Semi-major axis a 2.45328143 AU
367,005,680 km
Orbital period period 3.8426 years
1,403.5228 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-08 02:09:36
2,458,916.5900 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jan-10 14:42
2,460,320.1129 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 195.59824273168°
Longitude of the ascending node node 125.5282857947°
Mean anomaly M 175.4211542762°
Mean motion n 0.25649743°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 11 Parthenope Orbit

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 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 15 Days 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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Jan 20 15h 50m 12s -15° 55’ 09” 11.95 Libra
2023 Jan 21 15h 51m 47s -15° 59’ 12” 11.94 Libra
2023 Jan 22 15h 53m 22s -16° 03’ 12” 11.94 Libra
2023 Jan 23 15h 54m 59s -16° 07’ 06” 11.93 Libra
2023 Jan 24 15h 56m 34s -16° 10’ 55” 11.92 Libra
2023 Jan 25 15h 58m 08s -16° 14’ 39” 11.92 Libra
2023 Jan 26 15h 59m 41s -16° 18’ 19” 11.91 Libra
2023 Jan 27 16h 01m 15s -16° 21’ 51” 11.90 Libra
2023 Jan 28 16h 02m 48s -16° 25’ 20” 11.89 Scorpius
2023 Jan 29 16h 04m 22s -16° 28’ 44” 11.89 Scorpius
2023 Jan 30 16h 05m 54s -16° 32’ 03” 11.88 Scorpius
2023 Jan 31 16h 07m 27s -16° 35’ 16” 11.87 Scorpius
2023 Feb 01 16h 08m 58s -16° 38’ 24” 11.86 Scorpius
2023 Feb 02 16h 10m 30s -16° 41’ 26” 11.86 Scorpius