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(911) Agamemnon Asteroid

Agamemnon 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 7.89 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 338.00536 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 80.62826. 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 268.86101, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 5.2775387, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Agamemnon orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 21.76344 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0660081, it is the degree at which Agamemnon orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Path of Agamemnon Orbit

If the white lines are above, then the path of the object is under the ecliptic. If the white lines are below, the path is above the ecliptic. This refers to the Inclination of the object. The image was created using N.A.S.A. Solar System Dynamics.

Path of Agamemnon Orbit

Agamemnon Facts

Asteroid TypeJupiter Trojan
Absolute Magnitude7.89
Longitude Of Ascending Node338.00536
Argument of Perihelion80.62826
Mean Anomoly268.86101
Semi-Major Axis 5.2775387
Orbital Inclination (degrees)21.76344
Orbital Eccentricity0.0660081

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