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(1404) Ajax Asteroid

Ajax 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 9.3 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 332.89057 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 60.02992. 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 279.30802, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 5.2990279, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Ajax orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 18.01402 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1143731, it is the degree at which Ajax orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Ajax Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypeJupiter Trojan
Absolute Magnitude9.3
Longitude Of Ascending Node332.89057
Argument of Perihelion60.02992
Mean Anomoly279.30802
Semi-Major Axis 5.2990279
Orbital Inclination18.01402
Orbital Eccentricity0.1143731
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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