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Comet d--Arrest

Comet d--Arrest is a comet, a celestial body that travels in from the far reaches of the cosmos that when it gets closer to the sun begins to burn away and produce a long tail. It is composed mainly of ice and dust. Its orbit takes 6.51 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 7.5 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 Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 138.9203 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 178.0587. 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 closest the Comet came to its orbitting target was 2021-09-18 at which point it was 1.357866 A.U. distance away.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.49, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Comet d--Arrest orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 19.4999 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.612014, it is the degree at which Comet d--Arrest orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Comet d--Arrest Facts

Orbital Period6.51
Absolute Magnitude7.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node138.9203
Argument of Perihelion178.0587
Perihelion Distance1.357866
Semi-Major Axis3.49
Orbital Inclination (degrees)19.4999
Orbital Eccentricity0.612014

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