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(253) Mathilde Asteroid

Mathilde 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 mass is estimated/calculated at being 103.3. Its orbit takes 4.31 years to travel round the Sun. Its takes 417.7 hours to do a full rotation period.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 10.3 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 179.55498 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 157.6801. 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 38.70174, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.6489751, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of Mathilde is 66x48x46 km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Mathilde orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 6.73863 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2629102, it is the degree at which Mathilde orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Mathilde Facts


TypeAsteroid
Mass103.3
Orbital Period4.31
Rotation Period417.7 Hours
Absolute Magnitude10.3
Albedo1
Longitude Of Ascending Node179.55498
Argument of Perihelion157.6801
Mean Anomoly 38.70174
Semi-Major Axis 2.6489751
Approx. Diameter66x48x46
Orbital Inclination6.73863
Orbital Eccentricity0.2629102
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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