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(409) Aspasia Asteroid

Aspasia 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 7.62 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 242.15281 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 353.2236. 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 139.30645, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.5755453, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Aspasia orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 11.26816 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0725909, it is the degree at which Aspasia orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Aspasia Facts

Absolute Magnitude7.62
Longitude Of Ascending Node242.15281
Argument of Perihelion353.2236
Mean Anomoly139.30645
Semi-Major Axis 2.5755453
Orbital Inclination (degrees)11.26816
Orbital Eccentricity0.0725909

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