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(11279) 1989 TC Asteroid

1989 TC 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 14.6 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 2.20876 degrees. It is the angle between the Reference Direction and the Ascending Node. It is normally represented by the greek letter Ω. The ascending node is the point in which the object passes north. The descending node is the southern.The Argument of Perihelion is 11.8124. 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 154.35527, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.8828337, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1989 TC orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 23.84953 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0451781, it is the degree at which 1989 TC orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1989 TC Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypeHungaria
Absolute Magnitude14.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node 2.20876
Argument of Perihelion11.8124
Mean Anomoly154.35527
Semi-Major Axis 1.8828337
Orbital Inclination (degrees)23.84953
Orbital Eccentricity0.0451781
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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