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(5781) Barkhatova Asteroid

Barkhatova 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 13.6 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 259.09167 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 170.8842. 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 6.27889, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.1365147, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Barkhatova orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 2.71138 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0386899, it is the degree at which Barkhatova orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Barkhatova Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude13.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node259.09167
Argument of Perihelion170.8842
Mean Anomoly 6.27889
Semi-Major Axis 2.1365147
Orbital Inclination (degrees)2.71138
Orbital Eccentricity0.0386899
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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