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(7642) 1988 TZ Asteroid

1988 TZ 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 14.7 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 17.85212 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 52.61319. 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 278.47864, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.2776439, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1988 TZ orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.82426 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1318550, it is the degree at which 1988 TZ orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1988 TZ Facts

Absolute Magnitude14.7
Longitude Of Ascending Node 17.85212
Argument of Perihelion52.61319
Mean Anomoly278.47864
Semi-Major Axis 2.2776439
Orbital Inclination (degrees)3.82426
Orbital Eccentricity0.1318550

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