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(6382) 1988 EL Asteroid

1988 EL 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 13.8 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 350.59157 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 191.6309. 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 229.68488, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.8245407, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1988 EL orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 18.55277 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0469175, it is the degree at which 1988 EL orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1988 EL Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypeHungaria
Absolute Magnitude13.8
Longitude Of Ascending Node350.59157
Argument of Perihelion191.6309
Mean Anomoly229.68488
Semi-Major Axis 1.8245407
Orbital Inclination (degrees)18.55277
Orbital Eccentricity0.0469175
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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