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(11647) 1997 BN3 Asteroid

1997 BN3 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 13.3 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 44.56029 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 41.26522. 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 140.17845, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.0218606, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1997 BN3 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 2.59049 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0542464, it is the degree at which 1997 BN3 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1997 BN3 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude13.3
Longitude Of Ascending Node 44.56029
Argument of Perihelion41.26522
Mean Anomoly140.17845
Semi-Major Axis 3.0218606
Orbital Inclination (degrees)2.59049
Orbital Eccentricity0.0542464
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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