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(5189) 1990 UQ Asteroid

1990 UQ 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 17.8 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 135.2 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 159.8. 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 318.1, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.552, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1990 UQ orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.6 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.478, it is the degree at which 1990 UQ orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1990 UQ Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypeApollo
Absolute Magnitude17.8
Longitude Of Ascending Node135.2
Argument of Perihelion159.8
Mean Anomoly318.1
Semi-Major Axis1.552
Orbital Inclination3.6
Orbital Eccentricity0.478
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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