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Asteroid 16 Psyche

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Asteroid 16 Psyche Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 16 Psyche at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13356846
Orbit inclination i 3.09600521°
Perihelion distance q 2.53328440 AU
378,973,952 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.31434300 AU
495,818,656 km
Semi-major axis a 2.92381370 AU
437,396,304 km
Orbital period period 5.0000 years
1,826.0933 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Apr-24 12:21:30
2,458,964.0149 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 228.82309676489°
Longitude of the ascending node node 150.04564962782°
Mean anomaly M 288.33587746694°
Mean motion n 0.19714217°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 16 Psyche Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 16 Psyche with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 16 Psyche 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 16 Psyche
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Asteroid 16 Psyche Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 16 Psyche. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 253.16 km 0.0199
Sideral Rotation 4.1960 hours 0.1753
Absolute Magnitude 5.9
Geometric Albedo 0.1203

Asteroid 16 Psyche 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 16 Psyche computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 16 Psyche in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 21h 15m 17s -13° 52’ 51” 11.09 Aquarius
2019 May 18 21h 16m 00s -13° 49’ 41” 11.08 Aquarius
2019 May 19 21h 16m 41s -13° 46’ 36” 11.06 Aquarius
2019 May 20 21h 17m 21s -13° 43’ 33” 11.05 Aquarius
2019 May 21 21h 17m 58s -13° 40’ 36” 11.03 Aquarius
2019 May 22 21h 18m 37s -13° 37’ 45” 11.02 Aquarius
2019 May 23 21h 19m 14s -13° 34’ 56” 11.00 Aquarius
2019 May 24 21h 19m 49s -13° 32’ 14” 10.99 Aquarius
2019 May 25 21h 20m 23s -13° 29’ 36” 10.97 Aquarius
2019 May 26 21h 20m 57s -13° 27’ 03” 10.96 Aquarius
2019 May 27 21h 21m 29s -13° 24’ 37” 10.94 Aquarius
2019 May 28 21h 22m 00s -13° 22’ 14” 10.92 Aquarius
2019 May 29 21h 22m 30s -13° 19’ 58” 10.91 Aquarius
2019 May 30 21h 22m 59s -13° 17’ 47” 10.89 Aquarius