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(12230) 1986 QN Asteroid

1986 QN 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 13.7 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 155.08715 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 241.0605. 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 310.36732, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.5544196, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1986 QN orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.72073 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2478925, it is the degree at which 1986 QN orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1986 QN Facts

Absolute Magnitude13.7
Longitude Of Ascending Node155.08715
Argument of Perihelion241.0605
Mean Anomoly310.36732
Semi-Major Axis 2.5544196
Orbital Inclination (degrees)4.72073
Orbital Eccentricity0.2478925

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