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(677) Aaltje Asteroid

Aaltje 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 9.5 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 272.71361 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 275.7547. 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 184.14630, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.9544792, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Aaltje orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.48698 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0505095, it is the degree at which Aaltje orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Aaltje Facts

Absolute Magnitude9.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node272.71361
Argument of Perihelion275.7547
Mean Anomoly184.14630
Semi-Major Axis 2.9544792
Orbital Inclination (degrees)8.48698
Orbital Eccentricity0.0505095

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