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(11388) 1998 VU4 Asteroid

1998 VU4 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 11.2 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 217.29176 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 278.8547. 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 152.41967, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.9395563, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1998 VU4 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.20664 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1178503, it is the degree at which 1998 VU4 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1998 VU4 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypeHilda
Absolute Magnitude11.2
Longitude Of Ascending Node217.29176
Argument of Perihelion278.8547
Mean Anomoly152.41967
Semi-Major Axis 3.9395563
Orbital Inclination (degrees)8.20664
Orbital Eccentricity0.1178503
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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