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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 Sagittarius on December, 12 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
18h 58m 00s
-17° 44’ 17”
 = 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: 107.7°
Max altitude: 20.8°
Azimuth: 252.3°

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 Dec 05 11.40 18h 39m 30s -18° 12’ 36” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 06 11.39 18h 42m 09s -18° 09’ 02” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 07 11.39 18h 44m 47s -18° 05’ 18” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 08 11.39 18h 47m 26s -18° 01’ 26” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 09 11.38 18h 50m 03s -17° 57’ 24” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 10 11.38 18h 52m 42s -17° 53’ 11” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 11 11.38 18h 55m 20s -17° 48’ 48” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 12 11.37 18h 58m 00s -17° 44’ 17” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 13 11.37 19h 00m 38s -17° 39’ 36” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 14 11.37 19h 03m 16s -17° 34’ 45” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 15 11.36 19h 05m 54s -17° 29’ 44” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 16 11.36 19h 08m 34s -17° 24’ 34” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 17 11.35 19h 11m 12s -17° 19’ 15” Sagittarius
2017 Dec 18 11.35 19h 13m 50s -17° 13’ 46” Sagittarius

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 December 2075

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 December 2075

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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22000399
Orbit inclination i 8.37308927°
Perihelion distance q 1.82051995 AU
272,345,908 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.84750377 AU
425,980,501 km
Semi-major axis a 2.33401186 AU
349,163,205 km
Orbital period period 3.5700 years
1,302.4259 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Dec-30 08:00:37
2,458,117.8338 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 69.587587992169°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.4113798428°
Mean anomaly M 327.56809191988°
Mean motion n 0.27640729°/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 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.