Asteroid 17 Thetis
Asteroid 17 Thetis Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 17 Thetis 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 17 Thetis Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 17 Thetis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 17 Thetis Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 17 Thetis with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 17 Thetis 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 17 Thetis Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 17 Thetis computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 17 Thetis in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Dec 05||11.63||05h 19m 09s||+16° 41’ 44”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 06||11.61||05h 18m 06s||+16° 41’ 32”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 07||11.59||05h 17m 06s||+16° 41’ 24”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 08||11.57||05h 16m 03s||+16° 41’ 17”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 09||11.56||05h 15m 01s||+16° 41’ 12”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 10||11.55||05h 13m 58s||+16° 41’ 09”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 11||11.54||05h 12m 56s||+16° 41’ 09”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 12||11.55||05h 11m 53s||+16° 41’ 12”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 13||11.56||05h 10m 50s||+16° 41’ 17”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 14||11.57||05h 09m 47s||+16° 41’ 26”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 15||11.59||05h 08m 44s||+16° 41’ 35”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 16||11.61||05h 07m 42s||+16° 41’ 48”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 17||11.64||05h 06m 42s||+16° 42’ 03”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 18||11.66||05h 05m 40s||+16° 42’ 21”||Taurus|
Distance of Asteroid 17 Thetis from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 17 Thetis 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 17 Thetis is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 17 Thetis
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 17 Thetis, 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 17 Thetis Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 17 Thetis. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||12.2705 hours||0.5127|
Asteroid 17 Thetis Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 17 Thetis at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.14335568 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jan-17 06:00:50
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Dec-06 02:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||136.1258415764°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.55736268622°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2035-Jun-10|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.13909761 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.