Asteroid 87 Sylvia
Asteroid 87 Sylvia is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 87 Sylvia is 15h 35m 55s and the Declination is -18° 36’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 87 Sylvia is 13.45 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 87 Sylvia [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]:
- 87 Sylvia is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 1° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 87 Sylvia is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
- See also 87 Sylvia rise and set times.
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Asteroid 87 Sylvia Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 87 Sylvia 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 87 Sylvia is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 87 Sylvia?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 87 Sylvia in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 87 Sylvia Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 87 Sylvia from Earth is currently 600,544,884 kilometers, equivalent to 4.014395 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 23.2021 seconds to travel from Asteroid 87 Sylvia and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 87 Sylvia 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.
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 87 Sylvia from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 87 Sylvia to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 87 Sylvia to Earth happens on Mon Aug 22 2095 at a distance of 2.153632 Astronomical Units, or 322,178,833 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 87 Sylvia brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 87 Sylvia, 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 87 Sylvia rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 87 Sylvia 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 87 Sylvia Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||3.15284168 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-Feb-23 04:41:03
|Argument of perihelion||peri||263.93274823405°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||73.014103732517°|
Visualization of Asteroid 87 Sylvia Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 87 Sylvia with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 87 Sylvia 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 87 Sylvia 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 87 Sylvia computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 87 Sylvia in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Sep 23||15h 27m 10s||-17° 52’ 36”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Sep 24||15h 28m 14s||-17° 58’ 18”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Sep 25||15h 29m 21s||-18° 03’ 59”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Sep 26||15h 30m 28s||-18° 09’ 39”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Sep 27||15h 31m 36s||-18° 15’ 20”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Sep 28||15h 32m 44s||-18° 20’ 58”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Sep 29||15h 33m 51s||-18° 26’ 38”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Sep 30||15h 35m 00s||-18° 32’ 16”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Oct 01||15h 36m 10s||-18° 37’ 53”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Oct 02||15h 37m 19s||-18° 43’ 30”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Oct 03||15h 38m 30s||-18° 49’ 05”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Oct 04||15h 39m 41s||-18° 54’ 41”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Oct 05||15h 40m 53s||-19° 00’ 14”||13.45||Libra|
|2022 Oct 06||15h 42m 05s||-19° 05’ 47”||13.45||Libra|