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(3160) Angerhofer Asteroid

Angerhofer 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 13.5 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 310.52994 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 332.0319. 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 218.73799, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.3767605, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Angerhofer orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 5.07107 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1563867, it is the degree at which Angerhofer orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Angerhofer Facts

Absolute Magnitude13.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node310.52994
Argument of Perihelion332.0319
Mean Anomoly218.73799
Semi-Major Axis 2.3767605
Orbital Inclination (degrees)5.07107
Orbital Eccentricity0.1563867

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