Asteroid (3200) Phaethon

Orbital characteristics

Epoch 17-Dec-2020 (2459200.5 JD)
Apoapsis2.4027 AU
3.5944×108 km
Periapsis0.1401 AU
2.0961×107 km
Semi-major axis1.2714 AU
1.902×108 km
Eccentricity 0.8897964
Inclination22.257 °
Longitude of asc. node265.22 °
Argument of periapsis322.18 °
Orbital period523.637 days
1.434 years
Avg. orbital speed20.15 km/s

Physical characteristics

Mean diameter6.2500 km
Rotation period (sidereal)3.6040 hours
Hanuš Model 1 Model 2
Textures: Solid Gray Grid



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Surface Textures

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2021