The asteroid 21 Lutetia

Image of 21 Lutetia
© ESA/Rosetta 2010
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From Ashburn (click to change), 21 Lutetia is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:38 (EST) – 4 hours and 21 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 34° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:50.

Name 21 Lutetia
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 13.1
Right Ascension:12h34m
Declination:-00°57'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.43 AU
Eccentricity:0.164479
Inclination:3.06°
Longitude ascending node:80.88°
Argument of perihelion:249.99°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:188.66°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.03 AU
Aphelion:2.83 AU
Orbital period:3.80 years
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The path traced across the sky by 21 Lutetia

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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