(136472) Makemake
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Today27 Sep 202217.252.645 AU53.531 AU13h13m+21°46'27.5°0.5°
Opposition29 Mar 202317.152.657 AU51.775 AU13h17m+22°25'151.8°0.5°
(136472) Makemake - 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 Makemake are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.1660743
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 45.2596949
            i (Inclination)                 : 29.01016
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 79.41868
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 295.47963
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 167.33095
            Epoch                           : 2022 Aug 09

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 18.00494
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -25.96335
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 304.49            
        

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   13 13 55.3   +21 46 57    53.531   52.645   27.5    0.5    35   17.2 
2022-09-27 02:52 UT   13 13 55.9   +21 46 53    53.531   52.645   27.5    0.5    34   17.2 
2022-09-28 00:00 UT   13 14 00.0   +21 46 23    53.532   52.645   27.4    0.5    32   17.1 
2022-09-29 00:00 UT   13 14 04.8   +21 45 49    53.533   52.645   27.3    0.5    30   17.1 
2022-09-30 00:00 UT   13 14 09.6   +21 45 16    53.533   52.645   27.3    0.5    28   17.1 
2022-10-01 00:00 UT   13 14 14.4   +21 44 43    53.533   52.645   27.2    0.5    26   17.1 
2022-10-02 00:00 UT   13 14 19.2   +21 44 11    53.533   52.645   27.2    0.5    24   17.1 
2022-10-03 00:00 UT   13 14 24.0   +21 43 39    53.533   52.645   27.3    0.5    22   17.1 
2022-10-04 00:00 UT   13 14 28.9   +21 43 08    53.532   52.645   27.3    0.5    20   17.1 
2022-10-05 00:00 UT   13 14 33.7   +21 42 37    53.531   52.645   27.4    0.5    18   17.1 
2022-10-06 00:00 UT   13 14 38.6   +21 42 07    53.530   52.645   27.5    0.5    16   17.1 
2022-10-07 00:00 UT   13 14 43.5   +21 41 37    53.528   52.645   27.7    0.5    14   17.2 
2022-10-08 00:00 UT   13 14 48.4   +21 41 07    53.527   52.645   27.9    0.5    12   17.2 
2022-10-09 00:00 UT   13 14 53.3   +21 40 38    53.525   52.645   28.1    0.5    10   17.2 
2022-10-10 00:00 UT   13 14 58.1   +21 40 10    53.522   52.645   28.3    0.5     8   17.2 
2022-10-11 00:00 UT   13 15 03.0   +21 39 42    53.520   52.646   28.6    0.5     6   17.2 
2022-10-12 00:00 UT   13 15 08.0   +21 39 15    53.517   52.646   28.9    0.5     4   17.2 
2022-10-13 00:00 UT   13 15 12.9   +21 38 48    53.514   52.646   29.2    0.5     2   17.2 
2022-10-14 00:00 UT   13 15 17.8   +21 38 22    53.511   52.646   29.6    0.5     0   17.2 
2022-10-15 00:00 UT   13 15 22.7   +21 37 56    53.508   52.646   30.0    0.5   358   17.2 
2022-10-16 00:00 UT   13 15 27.6   +21 37 31    53.504   52.646   30.4    0.5   357   17.2 
2022-10-17 00:00 UT   13 15 32.5   +21 37 07    53.500   52.646   30.8    0.6   355   17.2 
2022-10-18 00:00 UT   13 15 37.4   +21 36 43    53.496   52.646   31.2    0.6   353   17.2 
2022-10-19 00:00 UT   13 15 42.3   +21 36 19    53.491   52.646   31.7    0.6   352   17.2 
2022-10-20 00:00 UT   13 15 47.2   +21 35 57    53.486   52.646   32.2    0.6   350   17.2 
2022-10-21 00:00 UT   13 15 52.1   +21 35 34    53.481   52.646   32.7    0.6   348   17.2 
2022-10-22 00:00 UT   13 15 57.0   +21 35 13    53.476   52.646   33.2    0.6   347   17.2 
2022-10-23 00:00 UT   13 16 01.8   +21 34 52    53.471   52.646   33.8    0.6   345   17.2 
2022-10-24 00:00 UT   13 16 06.7   +21 34 31    53.465   52.646   34.3    0.6   344   17.2 
2022-10-25 00:00 UT   13 16 11.6   +21 34 12    53.459   52.646   34.9    0.6   343   17.2 
2022-10-26 00:00 UT   13 16 16.4   +21 33 52    53.453   52.647   35.5    0.6   341   17.2 
2022-10-27 00:00 UT   13 16 21.2   +21 33 34    53.446   52.647   36.1    0.6   340   17.2 


    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.