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 Jan 13||13.07||23h 27m 16s||-08° 11’ 23”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 14||13.08||23h 28m 44s||-08° 01’ 42”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 15||13.08||23h 30m 11s||-07° 52’ 00”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 16||13.09||23h 31m 38s||-07° 42’ 15”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 17||13.09||23h 33m 06s||-07° 32’ 27”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 18||13.10||23h 34m 35s||-07° 22’ 37”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 19||13.10||23h 36m 02s||-07° 12’ 47”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 20||13.11||23h 37m 31s||-07° 02’ 54”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 21||13.11||23h 38m 59s||-06° 52’ 59”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 22||13.11||23h 40m 28s||-06° 43’ 04”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 23||13.12||23h 41m 57s||-06° 33’ 06”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 24||13.12||23h 43m 27s||-06° 23’ 07”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 25||13.13||23h 44m 57s||-06° 13’ 05”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jan 26||13.13||23h 46m 26s||-06° 03’ 03”||Aquarius|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.14366251 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jan-17 00:55:08
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Dec-05 18:53
|Argument of perihelion||peri||136.07832395165°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.56628804699°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2027-May-03|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.22408073 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.