(65) Cybele
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Opposition29 Sep 202211.83.511 AU2.510 AU00h27m+00°13'177.4°0.7°
Today6 Oct 202211.93.517 AU2.524 AU00h23m-00°18'172.4°2.2°
(65) Cybele - 2022-10-06
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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 Cybele are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.1160804
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 3.4390433
            i (Inclination)                 : 3.56799
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 155.58916
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 103.96868
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 85.84254
            Epoch                           : 2022 Aug 09

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 79.58390
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 3.46235
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 6.38            
        

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.




Ephemerides:
Date       Time       RA (2000)    DEC (2000)    delta   radius  elong  phase   PA    magn
2022-10-06 00:00 UT   00 23 29.3   +00 18 33     2.524    3.517  172.4    2.2    47   11.9 
2022-10-06 18:13 UT   00 22 59.6   +00 22 09     2.526    3.518  171.6    2.4    49   11.9 
2022-10-07 00:00 UT   00 22 50.2   +00 23 18     2.527    3.518  171.3    2.5    49   11.9 
2022-10-08 00:00 UT   00 22 11.4   +00 27 59     2.531    3.520  170.2    2.8    51   12.0 
2022-10-09 00:00 UT   00 21 32.9   +00 32 38     2.535    3.521  169.0    3.1    53   12.0 
2022-10-10 00:00 UT   00 20 54.7   +00 37 13     2.539    3.522  167.9    3.4    54   12.0 
2022-10-11 00:00 UT   00 20 17.0   +00 41 44     2.543    3.523  166.8    3.7    55   12.0 
2022-10-12 00:00 UT   00 19 39.7   +00 46 11     2.548    3.524  165.6    4.0    56   12.1 
2022-10-13 00:00 UT   00 19 02.8   +00 50 34     2.553    3.525  164.5    4.3    57   12.1 
2022-10-14 00:00 UT   00 18 26.5   +00 54 52     2.558    3.526  163.3    4.7    58   12.1 
2022-10-15 00:00 UT   00 17 50.6   +00 59 06     2.564    3.527  162.2    5.0    58   12.1 
2022-10-16 00:00 UT   00 17 15.4   -01 03 14     2.570    3.528  161.1    5.3    59   12.1 
2022-10-17 00:00 UT   00 16 40.7   -01 07 18     2.576    3.529  159.9    5.6    59   12.2 
2022-10-18 00:00 UT   00 16 06.6   -01 11 17     2.582    3.530  158.8    5.9    60   12.2 
2022-10-19 00:00 UT   00 15 33.2   -01 15 10     2.589    3.531  157.6    6.2    60   12.2 
2022-10-20 00:00 UT   00 15 00.4   -01 18 57     2.596    3.532  156.5    6.5    60   12.2 
2022-10-21 00:00 UT   00 14 28.4   -01 22 39     2.603    3.533  155.4    6.7    61   12.2 
2022-10-22 00:00 UT   00 13 57.1   -01 26 15     2.611    3.534  154.2    7.0    61   12.3 
2022-10-23 00:00 UT   00 13 26.5   -01 29 44     2.619    3.535  153.1    7.3    61   12.3 
2022-10-24 00:00 UT   00 12 56.8   -01 33 08     2.627    3.536  152.0    7.6    61   12.3 
2022-10-25 00:00 UT   00 12 27.8   -01 36 25     2.635    3.537  150.9    7.9    62   12.3 
2022-10-26 00:00 UT   00 11 59.7   -01 39 35     2.643    3.538  149.7    8.1    62   12.3 
2022-10-27 00:00 UT   00 11 32.5   -01 42 39     2.652    3.539  148.6    8.4    62   12.4 
2022-10-28 00:00 UT   00 11 06.1   -01 45 35     2.661    3.540  147.5    8.7    62   12.4 
2022-10-29 00:00 UT   00 10 40.6   -01 48 25     2.670    3.541  146.4    8.9    62   12.4 
2022-10-30 00:00 UT   00 10 16.1   -01 51 08     2.680    3.542  145.3    9.2    63   12.4 
2022-10-31 00:00 UT   00 09 52.5   -01 53 44     2.690    3.543  144.2    9.4    63   12.4 
2022-11-01 00:00 UT   00 09 29.9   -01 56 12     2.700    3.544  143.1    9.7    63   12.5 
2022-11-02 00:00 UT   00 09 08.2   -01 58 33     2.710    3.545  142.0    9.9    63   12.5 
2022-11-03 00:00 UT   00 08 47.5   -02 00 47     2.720    3.546  140.9   10.2    63   12.5 
2022-11-04 00:00 UT   00 08 27.8   -02 02 54     2.731    3.547  139.8   10.4    63   12.5 
2022-11-05 00:00 UT   00 08 09.2   -02 04 53     2.742    3.548  138.7   10.6    63   12.5 


    Terminology:
            
    delta:  distance between minor planet and earth in AU
    radius: distance between minor planet and sun in AU
    magn:   magnitude (brightness) estimate    
    ra:     right ascension in hours (24h = 360deg)
    dec:    declination in degrees
    elong:  elongation in degrees (angle sun-earth-minor planet)    
    phase:  phase angle in degrees (angle sun-minor planet-earth)        
    AU:     Astronomical Unit (mean distance between earth and sun: 149597870.7 km
    

Orbital elements provided by the MPC (Minor Planet Center).
Calculations by a modified version of AAPlus, a C# implementation of the AA+ project by PJ Naughter from the algorithms presented in the book "Astronomical Algorithms" by Jean Meeus.
NGC2000 dso catalog and star labels from VizieR as provided by the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center.
Tycho2 catalog from the ESO archive.