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(1827) Atkinson Asteroid

Atkinson 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 12.39 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 220.52895 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 240.0666. 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 175.46501, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.7108491, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Atkinson orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.52055 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1789643, it is the degree at which Atkinson orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Atkinson Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude12.39
Longitude Of Ascending Node220.52895
Argument of Perihelion240.0666
Mean Anomoly175.46501
Semi-Major Axis 2.7108491
Orbital Inclination4.52055
Orbital Eccentricity0.1789643
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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