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(971) Alsatia Asteroid

Alsatia 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 10.05 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 83.49483 degrees. It is the angle between the Reference Direction and the Ascending Node. It is normally represented by the greek letter Ω. The ascending node is the point in which the object passes north. The descending node is the southern.The Argument of Perihelion is 6.54492. 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 223.96911, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.6401422, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Alsatia orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 13.79239 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1622614, it is the degree at which Alsatia orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Alsatia Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude10.05
Longitude Of Ascending Node 83.49483
Argument of Perihelion6.54492
Mean Anomoly223.96911
Semi-Major Axis 2.6401422
Orbital Inclination (degrees)13.79239
Orbital Eccentricity0.1622614
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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