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(11028) 1987 UW Asteroid

1987 UW 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 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 206.04226 degrees. It is the angle between the Reference Direction and the Ascending Node. It is normally represented by the greek letter Ω. The ascending node is the point in which the object passes north. The descending node is the southern.The Argument of Perihelion is 159.0282. 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 162.46403, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.6287551, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1987 UW orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 32.2298 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1651192, it is the degree at which 1987 UW orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1987 UW Facts

Absolute Magnitude14
Longitude Of Ascending Node206.04226
Argument of Perihelion159.0282
Mean Anomoly162.46403
Semi-Major Axis 2.6287551
Orbital Inclination (degrees)32.2298
Orbital Eccentricity0.1651192

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