The asteroid 71 Niobe

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From Ashburn (click to change), 71 Niobe is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 62° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:53, 77° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:11, when it sinks to 25° above your western horizon.

Name 71 Niobe
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Pegasus
Brightness (V):Mag 12.4
Right Ascension:23h32m
Declination:+26°51'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.76 AU
Eccentricity:0.173359
Inclination:23.26°
Longitude ascending node:316.03°
Argument of perihelion:266.85°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:135.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.28 AU
Aphelion:3.23 AU
Orbital period:4.58 years

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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