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2013 KB Asteroid

2013 KB 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 2013 KB.

2013 KB was discovered on 2013-05-16 by Mt. Lemmon Survey.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 27.2 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 2.803 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 1.017 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 54.8 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 192.4. 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 86.7, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.910, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 2013 KB orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 2.9 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.468, it is the degree at which 2013 KB orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

2013 KB Facts

Alternative Name2013 KB
Asteroid TypeAmor
Date of Discovery2013-05-16
DiscovererMt. Lemmon Survey
Absolute Magnitude27.2
Aphelion (Furthest)2.803 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)1.017 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node54.8
Argument of Perihelion192.4
Mean Anomoly86.7
Semi-Major Axis1.910
Orbital Inclination2.9
Orbital Eccentricity0.468

List of Meteor Showers linked to 2013 KB Asteroid

Meteor ShowerPeak DateInclinationEccentricity
June Epsilon Cygnids14th June96.40000.9230
May Delta Leonids15th May3.10000.4880

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