(225088) Gonggong
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Opposition27 Aug 202221.388.982 AU87.972 AU22h27m-11°09'178.5°0.0°
Today27 Sep 202221.489.001 AU88.125 AU22h26m-11°15'150.6°0.3°
(225088) Gonggong - 2022-09-27
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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 Gonggong are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.4977007
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 67.3686946
            i (Inclination)                 : 30.61494
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 336.85877
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 207.40241
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 108.30312
            Epoch                           : 2022 Aug 09

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 0.90249
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -13.55526
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 552.95            
        

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
2022-09-27 00:00 UT   22 26 26.4   -11 15 36    88.125   89.001  150.6    0.3    66   21.4 
2022-09-27 02:06 UT   22 26 26.2   -11 15 37    88.126   89.001  150.5    0.3    66   21.4 
2022-09-28 00:00 UT   22 26 24.3   -11 15 46    88.135   89.001  149.6    0.3    66   21.4 
2022-09-29 00:00 UT   22 26 22.3   -11 15 55    88.144   89.002  148.6    0.3    66   21.4 
2022-09-30 00:00 UT   22 26 20.3   -11 16 05    88.154   89.002  147.6    0.3    66   21.4 
2022-10-01 00:00 UT   22 26 18.3   -11 16 14    88.165   89.003  146.7    0.4    66   21.4 
2022-10-02 00:00 UT   22 26 16.3   -11 16 23    88.175   89.004  145.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-03 00:00 UT   22 26 14.4   -11 16 32    88.186   89.004  144.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-04 00:00 UT   22 26 12.4   -11 16 40    88.196   89.005  143.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-05 00:00 UT   22 26 10.6   -11 16 49    88.208   89.005  142.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-06 00:00 UT   22 26 08.7   -11 16 57    88.219   89.006  141.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-07 00:00 UT   22 26 06.9   -11 17 05    88.231   89.007  140.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-08 00:00 UT   22 26 05.0   -11 17 13    88.242   89.007  139.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-09 00:00 UT   22 26 03.3   -11 17 21    88.254   89.008  138.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-10 00:00 UT   22 26 01.5   -11 17 29    88.267   89.009  137.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-11 00:00 UT   22 25 59.8   -11 17 36    88.279   89.009  136.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-12 00:00 UT   22 25 58.1   -11 17 43    88.292   89.010  135.7    0.4    67   21.4 
2022-10-13 00:00 UT   22 25 56.4   -11 17 51    88.305   89.010  134.7    0.5    67   21.4 
2022-10-14 00:00 UT   22 25 54.8   -11 17 57    88.318   89.011  133.7    0.5    67   21.4 
2022-10-15 00:00 UT   22 25 53.2   -11 18 04    88.331   89.012  132.8    0.5    67   21.4 
2022-10-16 00:00 UT   22 25 51.6   -11 18 11    88.345   89.012  131.8    0.5    67   21.4 
2022-10-17 00:00 UT   22 25 50.1   -11 18 17    88.358   89.013  130.8    0.5    67   21.4 
2022-10-18 00:00 UT   22 25 48.6   -11 18 23    88.372   89.013  129.8    0.5    67   21.4 
2022-10-19 00:00 UT   22 25 47.1   -11 18 29    88.387   89.014  128.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-20 00:00 UT   22 25 45.7   -11 18 35    88.401   89.015  127.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-21 00:00 UT   22 25 44.3   -11 18 40    88.415   89.015  126.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-22 00:00 UT   22 25 42.9   -11 18 45    88.430   89.016  125.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-23 00:00 UT   22 25 41.6   -11 18 50    88.445   89.016  124.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-24 00:00 UT   22 25 40.3   -11 18 55    88.460   89.017  123.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-25 00:00 UT   22 25 39.1   -11 18 60    88.475   89.018  122.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-26 00:00 UT   22 25 37.9   -11 19 04    88.490   89.018  121.8    0.5    68   21.4 
2022-10-27 00:00 UT   22 25 36.7   -11 19 08    88.506   89.019  120.8    0.5    68   21.4 


    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.