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(7981) 1978 VL10 Asteroid

1978 VL10 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 13.6 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 161.23695 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 243.6708. 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 104.24567, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.8865595, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1978 VL10 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 1.96901 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1082039, it is the degree at which 1978 VL10 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1978 VL10 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude13.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node161.23695
Argument of Perihelion243.6708
Mean Anomoly104.24567
Semi-Major Axis 2.8865595
Orbital Inclination (degrees)1.96901
Orbital Eccentricity0.1082039
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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