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(11396) 1998 XZ77 Asteroid

1998 XZ77 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 10.6 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 195.66300 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 176.6898. 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 310.61738, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 5.2123583, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1998 XZ77 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 12.58039 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0644156, it is the degree at which 1998 XZ77 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1998 XZ77 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypeJupiter Trojan
Absolute Magnitude10.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node195.66300
Argument of Perihelion176.6898
Mean Anomoly310.61738
Semi-Major Axis 5.2123583
Orbital Inclination (degrees)12.58039
Orbital Eccentricity0.0644156
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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