The asteroid 7 Iris

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From Seattle , 7 Iris is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:15 (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 26° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:14.

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Name 7 Iris
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:9.86 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):5.58 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:04h45m [1]
Declination:+24°48' [1]
Distance:2.24 AU
18.67 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.39 AU
Eccentricity:0.229485
Inclination:5.52°
Longitude ascending node:259.53°
Argument of perihelion:145.29°
Epoch of elements:27 March 2021
Mean Anomaly at epoch:327.48°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.84 AU
Aphelion:2.93 AU
Orbital period:3.69 years
Visibility from Seattle

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Events
13 Jan 2022  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
01 May 2023  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
07 Aug 2024  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
27 Feb 2026  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
25 May 2027  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
14 Oct 2028  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
31 Mar 2030  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
23 Jun 2031  –  Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
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122.33°W
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