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(100085) 1992 UY4 Asteroid

1992 UY4 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. A close approach will occur on 2005 Aug 8 when it will get to within 0.0404 A.U. Its orbit takes 4.33 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 17.8 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 305.22394 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 42.16074. 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 61.74100, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.6527889, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1992 UY4 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 2.64131 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.6185427, it is the degree at which 1992 UY4 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1992 UY4 Facts

Asteroid TypeAmor
Date of Closest Approach2005 Aug 8
Distance on Closest Approach0.0404 A.U.
Orbital Period4.33
Absolute Magnitude17.8
Longitude Of Ascending Node305.22394
Argument of Perihelion42.16074
Mean Anomoly 61.74100
Semi-Major Axis 2.6527889
Orbital Inclination (degrees)2.64131
Orbital Eccentricity0.6185427

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