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(111) Ate Asteroid

Ate 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 8.02 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 305.73860 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 166.3973. 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 66.59202, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.5932144, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Ate orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.93157 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1027069, it is the degree at which Ate orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Ate Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude8.02
Longitude Of Ascending Node305.73860
Argument of Perihelion166.3973
Mean Anomoly 66.59202
Semi-Major Axis 2.5932144
Orbital Inclination (degrees)4.93157
Orbital Eccentricity0.1027069
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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