Asteroid 16 Psyche
Asteroid 16 Psyche Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 16 Psyche 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 16 Psyche Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 16 Psyche rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 16 Psyche Orbit Diagram
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!
Asteroid 16 Psyche 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.
|2018 Feb 11||11.85||15h 25m 31s||-15° 41’ 08”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 12||11.84||15h 26m 12s||-15° 42’ 33”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 13||11.83||15h 26m 50s||-15° 43’ 53”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 14||11.82||15h 27m 29s||-15° 45’ 08”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 15||11.81||15h 28m 06s||-15° 46’ 19”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 16||11.80||15h 28m 44s||-15° 47’ 26”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 17||11.78||15h 29m 18s||-15° 48’ 29”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 18||11.77||15h 29m 53s||-15° 49’ 26”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 19||11.76||15h 30m 27s||-15° 50’ 18”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 20||11.75||15h 31m 00s||-15° 51’ 07”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 21||11.74||15h 31m 32s||-15° 51’ 51”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 22||11.72||15h 32m 02s||-15° 52’ 31”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 23||11.71||15h 32m 31s||-15° 53’ 05”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 24||11.70||15h 33m 00s||-15° 53’ 36”||Libra|
Distance of Asteroid 16 Psyche from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 16 Psyche 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 16 Psyche is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 16 Psyche
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 16 Psyche, 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 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|
|Sideral Rotation||4.1960 hours||0.1753|
Asteroid 16 Psyche Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 16 Psyche at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.53114994 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Apr-17 05:41:27
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Apr-18 02:29
|Argument of perihelion||peri||227.54627620102°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||150.2630047357°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2074-Aug-16|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.66575717 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.