Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459800.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 2.386 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.1235
  • Inclination: 5.58 deg
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 68.9 deg
  • Argument of Periapsis: 6.09 deg
  • Mean Anomaly: 238.16 deg

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: 190.00000 km
  • Magnitude: 6.32
  • Albedo: 0.118
  • Spectral type (Tholen): S

Shape Model Characteristics

At 2433222.0 JD:
  • Spin period in hours: 5.079176
  • Spin latitude: 19.0
  • Spin longitude: 19.0
  • Spin angle: 0.0
  • Quality level: 4.0

This shape model of asteroid Metis is provided by the DAMIT database from The Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague, Czechia.

The model is rotated on its Z axis for the purpose of this visualization, which may not reflect actual rotation.