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(8823) 1987 WS3 Asteroid

1987 WS3 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 243.60561 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 164.7674. 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 232.41047, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.5725762, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1987 WS3 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 13.56229 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2404145, it is the degree at which 1987 WS3 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1987 WS3 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude12.7
Longitude Of Ascending Node243.60561
Argument of Perihelion164.7674
Mean Anomoly232.41047
Semi-Major Axis 2.5725762
Orbital Inclination13.56229
Orbital Eccentricity0.2404145
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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