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(6611) 1993 VW Asteroid

1993 VW 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 16.9 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 230.9 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 281.4. 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 142.8, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.696, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1993 VW orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.7 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.485, it is the degree at which 1993 VW orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1993 VW Facts

Asteroid TypeApollo
Absolute Magnitude16.9
Longitude Of Ascending Node230.9
Argument of Perihelion281.4
Mean Anomoly142.8
Semi-Major Axis1.696
Orbital Inclination (degrees)8.7
Orbital Eccentricity0.485

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