(6) Hebe
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Today16 Apr 20249.92.896 AU1.944 AU14h37m+07°04'157.2°7.7°
Opposition22 Apr 20249.92.892 AU1.933 AU14h31m+07°48'158.5°7.3°
(6) Hebe - 2024-04-16
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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 Hebe are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.2026691
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 2.4256164
            i (Inclination)                 : 14.73599
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 138.63642
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 239.58573
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 144.00279
            Epoch                           : 2023 Sep 13

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 197.37881
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -12.67154
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 3.78            
        

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
2024-04-16 00:00 UT   14 37 16.0   +07 04 21     1.944    2.896  157.2    7.7   221    9.9 
2024-04-16 18:13 UT   14 36 38.5   +07 09 47     1.943    2.895  157.5    7.6   219    9.9 
2024-04-17 00:00 UT   14 36 26.5   +07 11 29     1.942    2.895  157.6    7.6   218    9.9 
2024-04-18 00:00 UT   14 35 36.4   +07 18 29     1.940    2.895  157.9    7.5   215    9.9 
2024-04-19 00:00 UT   14 34 45.8   +07 25 21     1.938    2.894  158.1    7.4   212    9.9 
2024-04-20 00:00 UT   14 33 54.6   +07 32 04     1.936    2.894  158.3    7.4   209    9.9 
2024-04-21 00:00 UT   14 33 03.0   +07 38 37     1.935    2.893  158.4    7.3   206    9.9 
2024-04-22 00:00 UT   14 32 10.9   +07 44 60     1.934    2.892  158.5    7.3   202    9.9 
2024-04-23 00:00 UT   14 31 18.6   +07 51 13     1.933    2.892  158.5    7.3   199    9.9 
2024-04-24 00:00 UT   14 30 25.9   +07 57 15     1.932    2.891  158.4    7.4   196    9.9 
2024-04-25 00:00 UT   14 29 32.9   +08 03 07     1.932    2.891  158.3    7.4   192    9.9 
2024-04-26 00:00 UT   14 28 39.8   +08 08 48     1.932    2.890  158.1    7.5   189    9.9 
2024-04-27 00:00 UT   14 27 46.5   +08 14 17     1.932    2.889  157.8    7.6   186    9.9 
2024-04-28 00:00 UT   14 26 53.1   +08 19 35     1.933    2.889  157.5    7.7   183    9.9 
2024-04-29 00:00 UT   14 25 59.7   +08 24 41     1.934    2.888  157.1    7.8   180    9.9 
2024-04-30 00:00 UT   14 25 06.3   +08 29 34     1.935    2.887  156.7    7.9   177    9.9 
2024-05-01 00:00 UT   14 24 13.0   +08 34 15     1.936    2.887  156.3    8.1   174    9.9 
2024-05-02 00:00 UT   14 23 19.8   +08 38 43     1.937    2.886  155.8    8.2   172    9.9 
2024-05-03 00:00 UT   14 22 26.8   +08 42 59     1.939    2.886  155.2    8.4   169    9.9 
2024-05-04 00:00 UT   14 21 34.0   +08 47 01     1.941    2.885  154.6    8.6   167    9.9 
2024-05-05 00:00 UT   14 20 41.5   +08 50 50     1.944    2.884  154.0    8.8   164   10.0 
2024-05-06 00:00 UT   14 19 49.4   +08 54 25     1.946    2.883  153.3    9.0   162   10.0 
2024-05-07 00:00 UT   14 18 57.6   +08 57 47     1.949    2.883  152.6    9.3   160   10.0 
2024-05-08 00:00 UT   14 18 06.3   +09 00 55     1.952    2.882  151.9    9.5   158   10.0 
2024-05-09 00:00 UT   14 17 15.5   +09 03 48     1.956    2.881  151.2    9.7   156   10.0 
2024-05-10 00:00 UT   14 16 25.3   +09 06 28     1.959    2.881  150.4   10.0   154   10.0 
2024-05-11 00:00 UT   14 15 35.6   +09 08 54     1.963    2.880  149.6   10.2   153   10.0 
2024-05-12 00:00 UT   14 14 46.6   +09 11 05     1.967    2.879  148.8   10.5   151   10.0 
2024-05-13 00:00 UT   14 13 58.4   +09 13 02     1.972    2.879  148.0   10.7   149   10.1 
2024-05-14 00:00 UT   14 13 10.8   +09 14 45     1.976    2.878  147.1   11.0   148   10.1 
2024-05-15 00:00 UT   14 12 24.1   +09 16 14     1.981    2.877  146.3   11.2   147   10.1 
2024-05-16 00:00 UT   14 11 38.2   +09 17 29     1.986    2.876  145.4   11.5   145   10.1 


    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.