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(35396) 1997 XF11 Asteroid

1997 XF11 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 2028 Oct 26 when it will get to within 0.0064 A.U. Its orbit takes 1.73 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 16.9 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 213.74974 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 102.9161. 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 214.30922, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.4427076, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1997 XF11 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.09884 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4839260, it is the degree at which 1997 XF11 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1997 XF11 Facts

Asteroid TypeApollo
Date of Closest Approach2028 Oct 26
Distance on Closest Approach0.0064 A.U.
Orbital Period1.73
Absolute Magnitude16.9
Longitude Of Ascending Node213.74974
Argument of Perihelion102.9161
Mean Anomoly214.30922
Semi-Major Axis 1.4427076
Orbital Inclination (degrees)4.09884
Orbital Eccentricity0.4839260

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