Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Apollo-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to Mount Everest (2.31 km diameter)
  • Will pass within 12,913,289 km of Earth in 2055
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

Camillo is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified Camillo as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.

Camillo orbits the sun every 614 days (1.68 years), coming as close as 0.99 AU and reaching as far as 1.84 AU from the sun. Camillo is about 2.3 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to Mount Everest.

The rotation of Camillo has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 37.85 hours.

Close Approaches

Camillo's orbit is 0.08 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.

Camillo has 5 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
Feb. 15, 2055 12,913,289 29.167
Feb. 17, 2097 13,824,605 29.635
Feb. 14, 2134 19,189,066 28.870
Feb. 22, 2139 24,247,242 30.373
Feb. 18, 2176 12,630,708 29.267

Images and Observations

Camillo's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Jan. 28, 1976. It was last officially observed on Dec. 4, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,775 observations used to determine its orbit.

Scientists have been able to determine this object's shape.

View asteroid Camillo in 3D.

Accessibility and Exploration

This asteroid is not considered a viable target for human exploration by the NHATS study.

Similar Objects

These objects have orbits that share similar characteristics to the orbit of Camillo:

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459396.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.414 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.3016
  • Inclination: 55.56°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 147.96°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 312.25°
  • Mean Anomaly: 22.66°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: 2.30600 km
  • Magnitude: 15.23
  • Albedo: 0.210

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 614 days (1.68 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 25.05 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 1.84 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.99 AU
  • Rotation Period: 37.85 hours

Map Comparison

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Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

The position of Camillo 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.

Size Rendering

The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of Camillo to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.