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(11658) 1997 EQ17 Asteroid

1997 EQ17 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 12.4 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 164.62932 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 26.86015. 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 309.27151, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.1817197, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1997 EQ17 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 24.15233 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1312081, it is the degree at which 1997 EQ17 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1997 EQ17 Facts

Absolute Magnitude12.4
Longitude Of Ascending Node164.62932
Argument of Perihelion26.86015
Mean Anomoly309.27151
Semi-Major Axis 3.1817197
Orbital Inclination (degrees)24.15233
Orbital Eccentricity0.1312081

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