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(8969) Alexandrinus Asteroid

Alexandrinus 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 14.1 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 154.36018 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 282.4977. 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 8.75286, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.4071939, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Alexandrinus orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.96419 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0790144, it is the degree at which Alexandrinus orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Alexandrinus Facts

Absolute Magnitude14.1
Longitude Of Ascending Node154.36018
Argument of Perihelion282.4977
Mean Anomoly 8.75286
Semi-Major Axis 2.4071939
Orbital Inclination (degrees)0.96419
Orbital Eccentricity0.0790144

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