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(9068) 1993 OD Asteroid

1993 OD 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 301.98083 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 104.8232. 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 91.16505, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.8202769, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1993 OD orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 20.29595 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1501325, it is the degree at which 1993 OD orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1993 OD Facts

Asteroid TypeHungaria
Absolute Magnitude13.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node301.98083
Argument of Perihelion104.8232
Mean Anomoly 91.16505
Semi-Major Axis 1.8202769
Orbital Inclination (degrees)20.29595
Orbital Eccentricity0.1501325

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