(39) Laetitia
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Today24 Apr 202411.32.507 AU3.093 AU23h12m-04°03'46.4°16.9°
Opposition7 Oct 20249.12.461 AU1.472 AU01h10m-04°05'169.3°4.3°
(39) Laetitia - 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 Laetitia are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.1119827
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 2.7687689
            i (Inclination)                 : 10.37052
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 156.93080
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 209.81255
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 283.01826
            Epoch                           : 2023 Sep 13

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 186.33797
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -5.13461
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 4.61            
        

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
2024-04-24 00:00 UT   23 12 53.6   -04 03 23     3.093    2.507   46.4   16.9   248   11.3 
2024-04-24 16:49 UT   23 14 01.6   -03 57 49     3.086    2.507   46.8   17.0   248   11.3 
2024-04-25 00:00 UT   23 14 30.6   -03 55 26     3.083    2.507   46.9   17.1   248   11.3 
2024-04-26 00:00 UT   23 16 07.3   -03 47 30     3.074    2.506   47.5   17.2   248   11.3 
2024-04-27 00:00 UT   23 17 43.8   -03 39 36     3.064    2.505   48.0   17.4   248   11.3 
2024-04-28 00:00 UT   23 19 20.1   -03 31 44     3.054    2.505   48.6   17.5   248   11.3 
2024-04-29 00:00 UT   23 20 56.1   -03 23 52     3.044    2.504   49.2   17.7   248   11.3 
2024-04-30 00:00 UT   23 22 31.8   -03 16 03     3.034    2.503   49.7   17.9   247   11.3 
2024-05-01 00:00 UT   23 24 07.3   -03 08 15     3.024    2.503   50.3   18.0   247   11.3 
2024-05-02 00:00 UT   23 25 42.5   -03 00 29     3.014    2.502   50.8   18.2   247   11.3 
2024-05-03 00:00 UT   23 27 17.5   -02 52 45     3.003    2.501   51.4   18.4   247   11.3 
2024-05-04 00:00 UT   23 28 52.1   -02 45 02     2.993    2.501   51.9   18.5   247   11.3 
2024-05-05 00:00 UT   23 30 26.5   -02 37 22     2.983    2.500   52.5   18.7   247   11.3 
2024-05-06 00:00 UT   23 32 00.7   -02 29 44     2.972    2.499   53.0   18.8   247   11.3 
2024-05-07 00:00 UT   23 33 34.5   -02 22 08     2.962    2.499   53.6   19.0   247   11.3 
2024-05-08 00:00 UT   23 35 08.1   -02 14 35     2.951    2.498   54.2   19.1   247   11.3 
2024-05-09 00:00 UT   23 36 41.3   -02 07 04     2.941    2.497   54.7   19.3   247   11.3 
2024-05-10 00:00 UT   23 38 14.3   -01 59 35     2.930    2.497   55.3   19.4   247   11.3 
2024-05-11 00:00 UT   23 39 46.9   -01 52 09     2.919    2.496   55.8   19.6   247   11.3 
2024-05-12 00:00 UT   23 41 19.3   -01 44 46     2.908    2.496   56.4   19.7   247   11.3 
2024-05-13 00:00 UT   23 42 51.3   -01 37 25     2.897    2.495   57.0   19.8   247   11.3 
2024-05-14 00:00 UT   23 44 23.0   -01 30 08     2.887    2.494   57.5   20.0   247   11.3 


    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.