(12) Victoria
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Opposition1 Apr 202410.42.431 AU1.440 AU12h29m-13°47'170.2°4.0°
Today22 Apr 202410.72.383 AU1.440 AU12h11m-10°38'153.6°10.8°
(12) Victoria - 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 Victoria are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.2202008
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 2.3341276
            i (Inclination)                 : 8.37410
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 235.35588
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 69.56949
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 271.07526
            Epoch                           : 2024 Mar 31

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 304.72366
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 7.84391
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 3.57            
        

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   12 11 40.2   -10 38 44     1.440    2.383  153.6   10.8    96   10.7 
2024-04-22 05:37 UT   12 11 30.5   -10 36 33     1.441    2.382  153.3   10.9    96   10.7 
2024-04-23 00:00 UT   12 10 59.2   -10 29 26     1.443    2.380  152.5   11.3    97   10.7 
2024-04-24 00:00 UT   12 10 19.5   -10 20 12     1.446    2.378  151.4   11.7    98   10.7 
2024-04-25 00:00 UT   12 09 41.3   -10 11 03     1.449    2.375  150.2   12.1    99   10.7 
2024-04-26 00:00 UT   12 09 04.6   -10 01 59     1.452    2.373  149.1   12.6   100   10.7 
2024-04-27 00:00 UT   12 08 29.4   -09 53 00     1.456    2.370  148.0   13.0   100   10.8 
2024-04-28 00:00 UT   12 07 55.7   -09 44 08     1.460    2.368  146.9   13.4   101   10.8 
2024-04-29 00:00 UT   12 07 23.6   -09 35 22     1.464    2.366  145.8   13.8   102   10.8 
2024-04-30 00:00 UT   12 06 53.0   -09 26 42     1.468    2.363  144.7   14.2   102   10.8 
2024-05-01 00:00 UT   12 06 24.2   -09 18 11     1.472    2.361  143.7   14.7   103   10.8 
2024-05-02 00:00 UT   12 05 56.9   -09 09 47     1.477    2.358  142.6   15.1   103   10.8 
2024-05-03 00:00 UT   12 05 31.4   -09 01 31     1.482    2.356  141.5   15.5   104   10.9 
2024-05-04 00:00 UT   12 05 07.5   -08 53 24     1.487    2.353  140.4   15.8   104   10.9 
2024-05-05 00:00 UT   12 04 45.4   -08 45 25     1.492    2.351  139.3   16.2   105   10.9 
2024-05-06 00:00 UT   12 04 25.0   -08 37 37     1.497    2.348  138.3   16.6   105   10.9 
2024-05-07 00:00 UT   12 04 06.3   -08 29 58     1.503    2.346  137.2   17.0   106   10.9 
2024-05-08 00:00 UT   12 03 49.5   -08 22 29     1.509    2.343  136.2   17.4   106   11.0 
2024-05-09 00:00 UT   12 03 34.4   -08 15 10     1.515    2.341  135.1   17.7   106   11.0 
2024-05-10 00:00 UT   12 03 21.1   -08 08 03     1.521    2.338  134.1   18.1   107   11.0 
2024-05-11 00:00 UT   12 03 09.6   -08 01 06     1.527    2.336  133.1   18.4   107   11.0 
2024-05-12 00:00 UT   12 02 59.9   -07 54 20     1.533    2.334  132.0   18.8   107   11.0 
2024-05-13 00:00 UT   12 02 52.0   -07 47 46     1.540    2.331  131.0   19.1   108   11.0 
2024-05-14 00:00 UT   12 02 45.9   -07 41 23     1.546    2.329  130.0   19.4   108   11.1 
2024-05-15 00:00 UT   12 02 41.6   -07 35 12     1.553    2.326  129.0   19.7   108   11.1 
2024-05-16 00:00 UT   12 02 39.1   -07 29 13     1.560    2.324  128.0   20.1   108   11.1 
2024-05-17 00:00 UT   12 02 38.4   -07 23 26     1.567    2.321  127.0   20.4   109   11.1 
2024-05-18 00:00 UT   12 02 39.5   -07 17 50     1.574    2.319  126.0   20.7   109   11.1 
2024-05-19 00:00 UT   12 02 42.3   -07 12 28     1.582    2.316  125.1   20.9   109   11.1 
2024-05-20 00:00 UT   12 02 46.9   -07 07 17     1.589    2.314  124.1   21.2   109   11.2 
2024-05-21 00:00 UT   12 02 53.3   -07 02 18     1.597    2.311  123.1   21.5   110   11.2 
2024-05-22 00:00 UT   12 03 01.3   -06 57 32     1.604    2.309  122.2   21.8   110   11.2 


    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.