The asteroid 21 Lutetia

Image of 21 Lutetia
© ESA/Rosetta 2010
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From Ashburn , 21 Lutetia is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:13 (EST) – 3 hours and 59 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 29° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:04.

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Name 21 Lutetia
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:13.11 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):7.51 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:13h37m [1]
Declination:-07°35' [1]
Distance:3.28 AU
27.24 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.44 AU
Eccentricity:0.163443
Inclination:3.06°
Longitude ascending node:80.86°
Argument of perihelion:250.07°
Epoch of elements:27 March 2021
Mean Anomaly at epoch:165.68°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.04 AU
Aphelion:2.83 AU
Orbital period:3.80 years
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

Events
04 Jul 2030  –  Asteroid 21 Lutetia at opposition
15 Aug 2034  –  Asteroid 21 Lutetia at opposition
27 Sep 2038  –  Asteroid 21 Lutetia at opposition
03 Jul 2049  –  Asteroid 21 Lutetia at opposition
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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