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2005 TF Asteroid

2005 TF 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 2005 TF.

2005 TF was discovered on 2005-10-01 by LONEOS.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 20.2 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 Aphelion of the object is 2.859 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 1.068 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 26.4 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 43.6. 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 314.0, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.963, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 2005 TF orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.6 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.456, it is the degree at which 2005 TF orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

2005 TF Facts

Alternative Name2005 TF
Asteroid TypeAmor
Date of Discovery2005-10-01
Absolute Magnitude20.2
Aphelion (Furthest)2.859 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)1.068 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node26.4
Argument of Perihelion43.6
Mean Anomoly314.0
Semi-Major Axis1.963
Orbital Inclination3.6
Orbital Eccentricity0.456

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