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(9572) 1988 RS6 Asteroid

1988 RS6 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 15.6 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 187.30765 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 144.4395. 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 131.17596, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.2068775, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1988 RS6 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 1.14132 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2531772, it is the degree at which 1988 RS6 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1988 RS6 Facts

Absolute Magnitude15.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node187.30765
Argument of Perihelion144.4395
Mean Anomoly131.17596
Semi-Major Axis 2.2068775
Orbital Inclination (degrees)1.14132
Orbital Eccentricity0.2531772

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