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(358) Apollonia Asteroid

Apollonia 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 9.2 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 172.15327 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 253.1055. 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 21.61897, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.8767459, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Apollonia orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.55373 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1529208, it is the degree at which Apollonia orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Apollonia Facts

Absolute Magnitude9.2
Longitude Of Ascending Node172.15327
Argument of Perihelion253.1055
Mean Anomoly 21.61897
Semi-Major Axis 2.8767459
Orbital Inclination (degrees)3.55373
Orbital Eccentricity0.1529208

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