(307261) 2002 MS4
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Today24 Apr 202420.446.190 AU45.922 AU19h10m-05°25'104.8°1.2°
Opposition9 Jul 202420.346.171 AU45.199 AU19h06m-05°14'162.8°0.4°
(307261) 2002 MS4 - 2024-04-24

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the body's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below. (Left-click and drag to rotate the view; Right-click and drag to move the view; Use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

The orbital elements of 2002 MS4 are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.1440325
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 41.9087999
            i (Inclination)                 : 17.70697
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 216.22504
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 212.53455
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 228.38068
            Epoch                           : 2022 Aug 09

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 247.51195
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -9.41439
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 271.31            

The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the minor planet's magnitude.

The all-sky chart below shows the path of the minor planet over the same period as the light curve. The current position is marked yellow.

The following chart shows the path of the minor planet in the next few days. The field of view is optimized for (~10x50) binoculars and finderscopes. A more printer-friendly version of the same chart can be found below.