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(3686) Antoku Asteroid

Antoku 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 12.4 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 134.57020 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 79.53431. 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 340.32069, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.7406642, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Antoku orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 5.72122 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1455333, it is the degree at which Antoku orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Antoku Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude12.4
Longitude Of Ascending Node134.57020
Argument of Perihelion79.53431
Mean Anomoly340.32069
Semi-Major Axis 2.7406642
Orbital Inclination5.72122
Orbital Eccentricity0.1455333
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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