2017 RX2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today18 May 202226.90.337 AU1.042 AU405.37 LD155,850,332 km04h57m+22°26'18.8°75.5°
Approach24 Jul 202224.30.996 AU0.044 AU17.21 LD6,617,985 km12h46m+30°53'61.6°116.2°
Brightest28 Jul 202223.21.021 AU0.056 AU21.88 LD8,411,793 km15h00m+08°48'94.1°82.7°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 26.6 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2017 RX2 is 15 - 30 m.

2017 RX2- 2022-05-18
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The interactive orbit chart above shows the near-earth object'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 light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the NEO's magnitude during its approach to earth.


The following all-sky chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming months.





The following chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming days or hours. The field of view is optimized for (~10x50) binoculars and finderscopes. A more printer-friendly version of the same chart can be found below.