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(9439) 1997 EB42 Asteroid

1997 EB42 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 15.8 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 285.91378 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 326.9759. 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 80.72740, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.2744771, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1997 EB42 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 2.21179 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1166847, it is the degree at which 1997 EB42 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1997 EB42 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude15.8
Longitude Of Ascending Node285.91378
Argument of Perihelion326.9759
Mean Anomoly 80.72740
Semi-Major Axis 2.2744771
Orbital Inclination (degrees)2.21179
Orbital Eccentricity0.1166847
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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