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(8576) 1996 VN8 Asteroid

1996 VN8 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 43.29685 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 346.3402. 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 51.53206, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.3790161, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1996 VN8 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.03762 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2081596, it is the degree at which 1996 VN8 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1996 VN8 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude14.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node 43.29685
Argument of Perihelion346.3402
Mean Anomoly 51.53206
Semi-Major Axis 2.3790161
Orbital Inclination (degrees)3.03762
Orbital Eccentricity0.2081596
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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