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(2401) Aehlita Asteroid

Aehlita 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 12.5 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 50.91747 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 36.93615. 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 93.83993, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.7694797, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Aehlita orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.3285 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0592457, it is the degree at which Aehlita orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Aehlita Facts

Absolute Magnitude12.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node 50.91747
Argument of Perihelion36.93615
Mean Anomoly 93.83993
Semi-Major Axis 2.7694797
Orbital Inclination (degrees)4.3285
Orbital Eccentricity0.0592457

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