Astyanax is a relatively small asteroid that shares Jupiter's orbit around the sun. NASA JPL has not classified Astyanax as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Astyanax orbits the sun every 4,380 days (11.99 years), coming as close as 5.06 AU and reaching as far as 5.42 AU from the sun. Astyanax is about 27.8 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than most asteroids, comparable in size to the city of Indianapolis.
The rotation of Astyanax has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 6.52 days.
Astyanax's orbit is 4.05 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an extremely wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Astyanax's orbit is determined by observations dating back to March 24, 1971. It was last officially observed on Dec. 7, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,228 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Astyanax is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.