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(7930) 1987 VD Asteroid

1987 VD 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 14.5 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 277.71991 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 67.28223. 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 143.80291, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.2547993, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1987 VD orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 5.14096 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2531211, it is the degree at which 1987 VD orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1987 VD Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude14.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node277.71991
Argument of Perihelion67.28223
Mean Anomoly143.80291
Semi-Major Axis 2.2547993
Orbital Inclination5.14096
Orbital Eccentricity0.2531211
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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