User: anonymous   Login
Location: Saalfelden+am+Steinernen+Meer
(47.4274°N, 12.8411°E)
Time: 00:18:55


On September 22 2017, the interplanetary probe OSIRIS-REx will fly past the Earth. The Earth will give it a "gravity assist" and put it on a trajectory to reach the asteroid Bennu. If you know where to look and live in the right part of the world, you will have a chance to see it through binoculars or a telescope.

Click on a table row to load a finder chart corresponding to that time, or alternatively, you can go straight to a finder chart for a time near closest approach by clicking here.

Flyby data
Time of closest approachSep 22, 18:51:45
Distance of closest approach23,596 km
Speed at closest approach8.520 km/s
Speed at infinity (rel. to Earth)6.229 km/s

Position Table (click on a row of the table to load a finder chart)

Time Distance (km) Brightness Altitude Azimuth Right ascension Declination Constellation Sun altitude
Sep 22, 13:00:00152,83913.2-54.6°354.8°0h 8.8m-12° 15'Cetus42.7°
Sep 22, 13:30:00141,17513.1-55.6°7.8°0h 8.4m-13° 19'Cetus42.3°
Sep 22, 14:00:00129,42712.9-55.5°21.1°0h 7.9m-14° 35'Cetus41.0°
Sep 22, 14:30:00117,60212.7-54.6°34.2°0h 7.3m-16° 6'Cetus38.9°
Sep 22, 15:00:00105,70912.5-52.8°46.8°0h 6.5m-17° 59'Cetus36.1°
Sep 22, 15:30:0093,77212.2-50.6°58.8°0h 5.4m-20° 21'Cetus32.7°
Sep 22, 16:00:0081,82412.0-48.1°70.4°0h 3.8m-23° 26'Cetus28.8°
Sep 22, 16:30:0069,93211.7-45.6°82.2°0h 1.4m-27° 35'Sculptor24.6°
Sep 22, 17:00:0058,22511.3-43.5°95.0°23h 57.4m-33° 27'Sculptor20.0°
Sep 22, 17:30:0046,97710.9-42.2°110.6°23h 50.2m-42° 15'Phoenix15.3°
Sep 22, 18:00:0036,82810.5-42.1°132.1°23h 33.0m-56° 12'Phoenix10.3°
Sep 22, 18:30:0029,29210.2-41.7°164.9°21h 56.7m-77° 54'Octans5.3°
Sep 22, 19:00:0027,06310.5-36.2°207.2°13h 14.4m-66° 53'Musca0.2°
Sep 22, 19:30:0031,41111.4-26.9°242.0°12h 28.1m-38° 0'Centaurus-4.8°
Sep 22, 20:00:0040,07412.7-21.1°264.6°12h 14.1m-18° 52'Corvus-9.9°
Sep 22, 20:30:0050,67614.2-18.9°280.1°12h 7.1m-7° 12'Virgo-14.8°
Sep 22, 21:00:0062,08817.1-18.8°292.1°12h 2.9m0° 15'Virgo-19.6°
Sep 22, 21:30:0073,83915.4-19.7°302.3°12h 0.1m5° 21'Virgo-24.1°
Sep 22, 22:00:0085,72315.2-21.0°311.5°11h 58.3m9° 2'Virgo-28.4°
Sep 22, 22:30:0097,63915.1-22.2°320.2°11h 56.9m11° 48'Leo-32.3°
Sep 22, 23:00:00109,53815.2-23.3°328.7°11h 55.9m13° 59'Leo-35.8°
Sep 22, 23:30:00121,38915.3-24.0°337.0°11h 55.2m15° 44'Leo-38.6°
Sep 23, 00:00:00133,17715.4-24.3°345.2°11h 54.6m17° 11'Leo-40.8°
Sep 23, 00:30:00144,89215.5-24.0°353.3°11h 54.2m18° 25'Leo-42.1°
Sep 23, 01:00:00156,53015.6-23.2°1.2°11h 53.8m19° 27'Leo-42.6°