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2002 AW197

2002 AW197 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 2002 AW197.

2002 AW197 was discovered on 10th January 2002 by Palomar. Its orbit takes 325.79 Years years to travel round the Sun.

The Aphelion of the object is 53.6129 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 41.08034733374774 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 297.535 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 295.0797. 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 294.652, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 47.34664199679072, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 2002 AW197 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 24.41072 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is .1323492944540338 , it is the degree at which 2002 AW197 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

2002 AW197 Facts

TypeKuiper Belt Object
Alternative Name2002 AW197
Date of Discovery10th January 2002
Orbital Period325.79 Years
Aphelion (Furthest)53.6129 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)41.08034733374774 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node297.535
Argument of Perihelion295.0797
Mean Anomoly294.652
Semi-Major Axis47.34664199679072
Orbital Inclination (degrees)24.41072
Orbital Eccentricity.1323492944540338

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