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(11301) 1992 XM Asteroid

1992 XM 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 12.5 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 251.87730 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 137.6692. 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 61.46686, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.9981703, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1992 XM orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 9.00869 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1168757, it is the degree at which 1992 XM orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1992 XM Facts

Absolute Magnitude12.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node251.87730
Argument of Perihelion137.6692
Mean Anomoly 61.46686
Semi-Major Axis 2.9981703
Orbital Inclination (degrees)9.00869
Orbital Eccentricity0.1168757

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