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(8484) 1988 VM2 Asteroid

1988 VM2 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 13.6 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 53.62422 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 353.9825. 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 124.68623, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.5826266, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1988 VM2 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 12.66054 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2966385, it is the degree at which 1988 VM2 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1988 VM2 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude13.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node 53.62422
Argument of Perihelion353.9825
Mean Anomoly124.68623
Semi-Major Axis 2.5826266
Orbital Inclination12.66054
Orbital Eccentricity0.2966385
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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