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(197) Arete Asteroid

Arete 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 9.18 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 81.60525 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 246.2648. 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 238.09287, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.7377231, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Arete orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.79544 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1644326, it is the degree at which Arete orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Arete Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude9.18
Longitude Of Ascending Node 81.60525
Argument of Perihelion246.2648
Mean Anomoly238.09287
Semi-Major Axis 2.7377231
Orbital Inclination8.79544
Orbital Eccentricity0.1644326
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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