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(1187) Afra Asteroid

Afra 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 11.5 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 327.17142 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 74.96547. 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 320.12849, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.6397505, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Afra orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 10.69714 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2225083, it is the degree at which Afra orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Afra Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude11.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node327.17142
Argument of Perihelion74.96547
Mean Anomoly320.12849
Semi-Major Axis 2.6397505
Orbital Inclination (degrees)10.69714
Orbital Eccentricity0.2225083
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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