Elatus is a relatively small asteroid with an orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified Elatus as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Elatus orbits the sun every 14,801 days (40.52 years), coming as close as 7.30 AU and reaching as far as 16.30 AU from the sun. Elatus is about 57.0 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than most asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The rotation of Elatus has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 26.82 days.
Elatus's orbit is 6.30 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a 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.
Elatus's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 19, 1998. It was last officially observed on April 18, 2009. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 334 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Elatus 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.