The asteroid 16 Psyche

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From Cambridge , 16 Psyche is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:28, 29° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 21:46, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 16 Psyche
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Magnitude:10.76 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):5.90 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.20 [1]
Right ascension:20h52m [1]
Declination:-17°43' [1]
Distance:2.25 AU
18.73 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.92 AU
Longitude ascending node:150.05°
Argument of perihelion:228.82°
Epoch of elements:27 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:288.34°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.53 AU
Aphelion:3.31 AU
Orbital period:5.00 years
07 Dec 2020  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
07 Aug 2024  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
08 Dec 2025  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
07 Aug 2029  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
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