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(9969) Braille Asteroid

Braille 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. Its orbit takes 3.68 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 15.9 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 albedo of the object is 1. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 241.95213 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 356.1615. 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 181.88064, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.3417146, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of Braille is 2.2x1.0 km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Braille orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 28.99878 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4333162, it is the degree at which Braille orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Braille Facts

Orbital Period3.68
Absolute Magnitude15.9
Longitude Of Ascending Node241.95213
Argument of Perihelion356.1615
Mean Anomoly181.88064
Semi-Major Axis 2.3417146
Approx. Diameter2.2x1.0
Orbital Inclination28.99878
Orbital Eccentricity0.4333162

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