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(9166) 1987 SC6 Asteroid

1987 SC6 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 162.79340 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 148.3907. 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 245.99572, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.1697129, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1987 SC6 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 1.17224 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1735155, it is the degree at which 1987 SC6 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1987 SC6 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude12.7
Longitude Of Ascending Node162.79340
Argument of Perihelion148.3907
Mean Anomoly245.99572
Semi-Major Axis 3.1697129
Orbital Inclination (degrees)1.17224
Orbital Eccentricity0.1735155
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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