The asteroid 59 Elpis

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From Ashburn (click to change), 59 Elpis is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 63° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:09, 63° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:42, when it sinks to 25° above your western horizon.

Name 59 Elpis
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Orion
Brightness (V):Mag 12.7
Right Ascension:05h06m
Declination:+12°58'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.71 AU
Eccentricity:0.119339
Inclination:8.64°
Longitude ascending node:170.03°
Argument of perihelion:211.30°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:26.54°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.39 AU
Aphelion:3.04 AU
Orbital period:4.47 years

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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