16 Psyche (Asteroid)

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From San Diego , 16 Psyche is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:27 (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 39° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:33.

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Name 16 Psyche
Object type Asteroid
Current position
Computed for:25 May 2024
Right ascension:21h20m [1]
Declination:−13°29' [1]
Magnitude:11.33 (V) [1]
Distance:2.36 AU
19.65 lightmin [1]
Angular motion (speed):14.86 arcmin/day[1]
Angular motion (pos ang):255.5°
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.92 AU
Longitude ascending node:150.02°
Argument of perihelion:229.51°
Epoch of elements:31 March 2024
Mean Anomaly at epoch:282.49°
Absolute mag (H):6.21 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.53 AU
Aphelion:3.32 AU
Orbital period:5.00 years
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

06 Aug 2024  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
07 Dec 2025  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
06 Aug 2029  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
08 Dec 2030  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
07 Aug 2034  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
08 Dec 2035  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
07 Aug 2039  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
08 Dec 2040  –  Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
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