Key Facts

Overview

Cyllarus is a relatively small asteroid with an orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified Cyllarus as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.

Cyllarus orbits the sun every 48,588 days (133.03 years), coming as close as 16.18 AU and reaching as far as 35.94 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, Cyllarus is probably between 35.04 to 78.35 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than most asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

No Close Approaches

Cyllarus's orbit is 15.19 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.

Images and Observations

Cyllarus's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 12, 1998. It was last officially observed on Sept. 25, 2008. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 29 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

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

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2458600.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 26.0587386349 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.379159100889
  • Inclination: 12.6498528325°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 52.0593248837°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 300.436224025°
  • Mean Anomaly: 80.3315230776°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~45.24 km
  • Magnitude: 9.4

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 48,588 days (133.03 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 5.83 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 35.94 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 16.18 AU

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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