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(6524) Baalke Asteroid

Baalke 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 13.2 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 127.00548 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 281.2327. 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 254.53804, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.3519346, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Baalke orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 22.20586 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0922674, it is the degree at which Baalke orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Baalke Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypePhocaea
Absolute Magnitude13.2
Longitude Of Ascending Node127.00548
Argument of Perihelion281.2327
Mean Anomoly254.53804
Semi-Major Axis 2.3519346
Orbital Inclination (degrees)22.20586
Orbital Eccentricity0.0922674
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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