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(6507) 1982 QD Asteroid

1982 QD 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 14.2 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 293.15921 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 96.89008. 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 359.76931, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.2180923, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1982 QD orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.1252 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2370175, it is the degree at which 1982 QD orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1982 QD Facts

Absolute Magnitude14.2
Longitude Of Ascending Node293.15921
Argument of Perihelion96.89008
Mean Anomoly359.76931
Semi-Major Axis 2.2180923
Orbital Inclination (degrees)4.1252
Orbital Eccentricity0.2370175

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