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(774) Armor Asteroid

Armor 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 8.8 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 250.11554 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 28.36531. 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 65.98376, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.0473786, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Armor orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 5.56631 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1673374, it is the degree at which Armor orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Armor Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude8.8
Longitude Of Ascending Node250.11554
Argument of Perihelion28.36531
Mean Anomoly 65.98376
Semi-Major Axis 3.0473786
Orbital Inclination (degrees)5.56631
Orbital Eccentricity0.1673374
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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