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Asteroid 12 Victoria

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Asteroid 12 Victoria Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria in Virgo on January, 20 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
13h 40m 36s
-17° 51’ 29”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 12 Victoria Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 12 Victoria rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 107.9°
Max altitude: 20.7°
Azimuth: 252.1°

Asteroid 12 Victoria Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 12 Victoria with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria
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Asteroid 12 Victoria Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 12 Victoria computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 12 Victoria in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Jan 13 12.12 13h 33m 21s -17° 03’ 47” Virgo
2017 Jan 14 12.11 13h 34m 26s -17° 10’ 50” Virgo
2017 Jan 15 12.09 13h 35m 30s -17° 17’ 48” Virgo
2017 Jan 16 12.08 13h 36m 33s -17° 24’ 42” Virgo
2017 Jan 17 12.06 13h 37m 35s -17° 31’ 32” Virgo
2017 Jan 18 12.05 13h 38m 35s -17° 38’ 16” Virgo
2017 Jan 19 12.03 13h 39m 37s -17° 44’ 54” Virgo
2017 Jan 20 12.02 13h 40m 36s -17° 51’ 29” Virgo
2017 Jan 21 12.00 13h 41m 35s -17° 57’ 57” Virgo
2017 Jan 22 11.99 13h 42m 33s -18° 04’ 22” Virgo
2017 Jan 23 11.97 13h 43m 31s -18° 10’ 40” Virgo
2017 Jan 24 11.95 13h 44m 27s -18° 16’ 51” Virgo
2017 Jan 25 11.94 13h 45m 23s -18° 22’ 59” Virgo
2017 Jan 26 11.92 13h 46m 18s -18° 28’ 59” Virgo

Distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

Light Curve of Asteroid 12 Victoria

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 12 Victoria, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria between January 2013 and January 2030

Asteroid 12 Victoria Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 12 Victoria. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 112.77 km 0.0089
Sideral Rotation 8.6599 hours 0.3618
Absolute Magnitude 7.24
Geometric Albedo 0.1765

Asteroid 12 Victoria Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 12 Victoria at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22069785
Orbit inclination i 8.36788738°
Perihelion distance q 1.81902789 AU
272,122,700 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.84932288 AU
426,252,637 km
Semi-major axis a 2.33417539 AU
349,187,669 km
Orbital period period 3.5700 years
1,302.5628 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Dec-29 23:24:53
2,458,117.4756 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 69.514855876153°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.45750900137°
Mean anomaly M 217.11918742666°
Mean motion n 0.27637824°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2021-Jul-29
Distance of closest approach* 0.82557693 AU
123,504,552 km

* 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.