The asteroid 536 Merapi

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From Ashburn (click to change), 536 Merapi is visible between 18:07 and 22:50. It will become accessible at around 18:07, when it rises 24° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:28, 34° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 22:50 when it sinks to 24° above your south-western horizon.

Name 536 Merapi
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Brightness (V):Mag 13.7
Right Ascension:00h20m
Declination:-16°51'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.50 AU
Eccentricity:0.085854
Inclination:19.42°
Longitude ascending node:59.23°
Argument of perihelion:295.71°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:2.79°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.20 AU
Aphelion:3.80 AU
Orbital period:6.55 years

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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