The asteroid 71 Niobe

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From Ashburn (click to change), 71 Niobe is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:55 (EDT) – 5 hours and 2 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 30° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:40.

Name 71 Niobe
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Perseus
Magnitude:13.29 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:04h39m [1]
Declination:+41°02' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.76 AU
Eccentricity:0.173355
Inclination:23.26°
Longitude ascending node:316.01°
Argument of perihelion:266.91°
Epoch of elements:30 June 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:199.53°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.28 AU
Aphelion:3.23 AU
Orbital period:4.58 years

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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