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(2236) Austrasia Asteroid

Austrasia 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 12.4 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 8.21512 degrees. It is the angle between the Reference Direction and the Ascending Node. It is normally represented by the greek letter Ω. The ascending node is the point in which the object passes north. The descending node is the southern.The Argument of Perihelion is 301.0664. 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 243.06275, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.3445766, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Austrasia orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 10.12022 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2184876, it is the degree at which Austrasia orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Austrasia Facts

Absolute Magnitude12.4
Longitude Of Ascending Node 8.21512
Argument of Perihelion301.0664
Mean Anomoly243.06275
Semi-Major Axis 2.3445766
Orbital Inclination (degrees)10.12022
Orbital Eccentricity0.2184876

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