The asteroid 16 Psyche

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From Fairfield , 16 Psyche is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:01 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:42, 66° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:51, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name 16 Psyche
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Magnitude:10.50 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.03 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:04h35m [1]
Declination:+18°03' [1]
Distance:1.95 AU
16.22 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.92 AU
Longitude ascending node:150.04°
Argument of perihelion:229.09°
Epoch of elements:17 December 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:46.44°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.53 AU
Aphelion:3.31 AU
Orbital period:5.00 years
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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09 Dec 2035  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
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09 Dec 2040  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
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