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Lempo is a Kuiper Belt object, a large rock that orbits round outside the orbit of Neptune. It has been categorised as a object. It has an alternative name which is 1999 TC36.

Lempo was discovered on 1999-10-01 by E. P. Rubenstein, L.-G. Strolger.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 4.7 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 Aphelion of the object is 47.986 A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is furthest from the object that it is orbit. At this point, it will then return back to the orbit target. The Perihelion of the object is 30.546 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 97.0 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 294.5. 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 6.2, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 39.266, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Lempo orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.4 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.222, it is the degree at which Lempo orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Lempo Facts

TypeKuiper Belt Object
Alternative Name1999 TC36
Date of Discovery1999-10-01
DiscovererE. P. Rubenstein, L.-G. Strolger
Absolute Magnitude4.7
Aphelion (Furthest)47.986 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)30.546 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node97.0
Argument of Perihelion294.5
Mean Anomoly6.2
Semi-Major Axis39.266
Orbital Inclination (degrees)8.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.222

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