(136108) Haumea
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Opposition20 Apr 202417.349.984 AU49.101 AU14h34m+15°15'151.2°0.6°
Today22 Apr 202417.349.984 AU49.101 AU14h34m+15°16'151.2°0.6°
(136108) Haumea - 2024-04-22
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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 Haumea are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.1992410
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 42.8993496
            i (Inclination)                 : 28.20881
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 121.91628
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 240.89302
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 220.32710
            Epoch                           : 2024 Mar 31

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 179.63201
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -24.39293
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 280.98            
        

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
2024-04-22 00:00 UT   14 34 28.5   +15 16 05    49.101   49.984  151.2    0.6   198   17.3 
2024-04-22 13:47 UT   14 34 26.1   +15 16 18    49.101   49.984  151.2    0.6   197   17.3 
2024-04-23 00:00 UT   14 34 24.4   +15 16 27    49.101   49.984  151.2    0.6   196   17.3 
2024-04-24 00:00 UT   14 34 20.3   +15 16 48    49.101   49.983  151.1    0.6   194   17.3 
2024-04-25 00:00 UT   14 34 16.3   +15 17 09    49.101   49.983  151.0    0.6   192   17.3 
2024-04-26 00:00 UT   14 34 12.2   +15 17 29    49.102   49.983  150.8    0.6   190   17.3 
2024-04-27 00:00 UT   14 34 08.1   +15 17 48    49.103   49.983  150.6    0.6   188   17.3 
2024-04-28 00:00 UT   14 34 04.0   +15 18 07    49.104   49.982  150.4    0.6   186   17.3 
2024-04-29 00:00 UT   14 33 59.9   +15 18 25    49.106   49.982  150.2    0.6   184   17.3 
2024-04-30 00:00 UT   14 33 55.8   +15 18 43    49.108   49.982  149.9    0.6   182   17.3 
2024-05-01 00:00 UT   14 33 51.7   +15 19 00    49.110   49.982  149.6    0.6   180   17.3 
2024-05-02 00:00 UT   14 33 47.6   +15 19 16    49.112   49.981  149.3    0.6   178   17.3 
2024-05-03 00:00 UT   14 33 43.5   +15 19 32    49.115   49.981  149.0    0.6   177   17.3 
2024-05-04 00:00 UT   14 33 39.4   +15 19 47    49.118   49.981  148.6    0.6   175   17.3 
2024-05-05 00:00 UT   14 33 35.3   +15 20 02    49.121   49.981  148.2    0.6   173   17.3 
2024-05-06 00:00 UT   14 33 31.2   +15 20 16    49.124   49.980  147.8    0.6   171   17.3 
2024-05-07 00:00 UT   14 33 27.1   +15 20 29    49.127   49.980  147.4    0.6   170   17.3 
2024-05-08 00:00 UT   14 33 23.0   +15 20 41    49.131   49.980  146.9    0.6   168   17.3 
2024-05-09 00:00 UT   14 33 18.9   +15 20 53    49.135   49.980  146.4    0.6   167   17.3 
2024-05-10 00:00 UT   14 33 14.9   +15 21 04    49.140   49.979  145.9    0.6   165   17.3 
2024-05-11 00:00 UT   14 33 10.8   +15 21 15    49.144   49.979  145.4    0.7   164   17.3 
2024-05-12 00:00 UT   14 33 06.8   +15 21 25    49.149   49.979  144.9    0.7   162   17.3 
2024-05-13 00:00 UT   14 33 02.8   +15 21 34    49.154   49.979  144.3    0.7   161   17.3 
2024-05-14 00:00 UT   14 32 58.8   +15 21 42    49.159   49.978  143.8    0.7   159   17.3 
2024-05-15 00:00 UT   14 32 54.8   +15 21 50    49.165   49.978  143.2    0.7   158   17.3 
2024-05-16 00:00 UT   14 32 50.9   +15 21 57    49.171   49.978  142.6    0.7   157   17.3 
2024-05-17 00:00 UT   14 32 46.9   +15 22 04    49.177   49.978  142.0    0.7   155   17.3 
2024-05-18 00:00 UT   14 32 43.0   +15 22 10    49.183   49.977  141.4    0.7   154   17.3 
2024-05-19 00:00 UT   14 32 39.1   +15 22 15    49.189   49.977  140.8    0.7   153   17.3 
2024-05-20 00:00 UT   14 32 35.3   +15 22 19    49.196   49.977  140.1    0.7   152   17.3 
2024-05-21 00:00 UT   14 32 31.4   +15 22 23    49.203   49.977  139.5    0.8   151   17.3 
2024-05-22 00:00 UT   14 32 27.6   +15 22 26    49.210   49.976  138.8    0.8   150   17.3 


    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.