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(11250) 1972 AU Asteroid

1972 AU is an asteroid, a large rock that orbits the Sun mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They tend to be an irregular shaped but Ceres asteroid is known to be spherical in shape but because it doesn't clear its path round the Sun, it is only a dwarf planet.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 12.7 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 341.85354 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 10.04799. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The mean anomoly is 220.91894, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.5944109, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1972 AU orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 12.54073 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1728584, it is the degree at which 1972 AU orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1972 AU Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude12.7
Longitude Of Ascending Node341.85354
Argument of Perihelion10.04799
Mean Anomoly220.91894
Semi-Major Axis 2.5944109
Orbital Inclination (degrees)12.54073
Orbital Eccentricity0.1728584
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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