The asteroid 3200 Phaethon

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From Cambridge , 3200 Phaethon is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 8° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name 3200 Phaethon
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:18.09 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:03h29m [1]
Declination:+22°28' [1]
Distance:2.31 AU
19.21 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):47.84
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:1.27 AU
Eccentricity:0.889905
Inclination:22.26°
Longitude ascending node:265.22°
Argument of perihelion:322.18°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:245.19°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.14 AU
Aphelion:2.40 AU
Orbital period:1.43 years

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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