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2004 YD5 Asteroid

2004 YD5 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. It has an alternative name which is 2004 YD5.

2004 YD5 was discovered on 2004-12-20 by Spacewatch.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 29.3 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 Aphelion of the object is 4.059 A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is furthest from the object that it is orbit. At this point, it will then return back to the orbit target. The Perihelion of the object is 0.504 A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is closest to the object that it is orbit around. The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 87.4 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 263.2. 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 76.6, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.281, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 2004 YD5 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.6 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.779, it is the degree at which 2004 YD5 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

2004 YD5 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Alternative Name2004 YD5
Asteroid TypeApollo
Date of Discovery2004-12-20
DiscovererSpacewatch
Absolute Magnitude29.3
Aphelion (Furthest)4.059 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)0.504 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node87.4
Argument of Perihelion263.2
Mean Anomoly76.6
Semi-Major Axis2.281
Orbital Inclination3.6
Orbital Eccentricity0.779


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