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(12) Victoria Asteroid

Victoria 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.

Victoria was discovered on Sep 13 1850 by John Russell Hind.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 7.24 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 Perihelion of the object is 272.097 A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is closest to the object that it is orbit around. The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 235.41018 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 69.64178. 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 133.33592, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.3343151, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Victoria orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.37307 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.2201716, it is the degree at which Victoria orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Path of Victoria Orbit

If the white lines are above, then the path of the object is under the ecliptic. If the white lines are below, the path is above the ecliptic. This refers to the Inclination of the object. The image was created using N.A.S.A. Solar System Dynamics.

Path of Victoria Orbit

Victoria Facts

Date of DiscoverySep 13 1850
DiscovererJohn Russell Hind
Absolute Magnitude7.24
Perihelion (Nearest)272.097 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node235.41018
Argument of Perihelion69.64178
Mean Anomoly133.33592
Semi-Major Axis 2.3343151
Orbital Inclination8.37307
Orbital Eccentricity0.2201716

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