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Asteroid 5 Astraea

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view=60°, Limiting magnitude=5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view=2°, Limiting magnitude=12)
 
Position
Right ascension18h 45.4m
Declination-21° 2'
ConstellationSagittarius
Magnitude12.7
Distance from Earth3.108 AU
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.018 AU
Perihelion 2.081 AU
(30/01/2016)
Aphelion 3.066 AU
Period4.13 years
Eccentricity0.191465
Inclination to ecliptic 5.4°
Epoch04/09/2017
Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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