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(1969) Alain Asteroid

Alain 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 11.8 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 209.18586 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 346.9354. 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 130.77418, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.0871639, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Alain orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.3392 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1582079, it is the degree at which Alain orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Alain Facts

Absolute Magnitude11.8
Longitude Of Ascending Node209.18586
Argument of Perihelion346.9354
Mean Anomoly130.77418
Semi-Major Axis 3.0871639
Orbital Inclination (degrees)3.3392
Orbital Eccentricity0.1582079

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