Akhenaten & the 326290 Akhenaten Asteroid - Gellért Hill, Budapest, Hungary
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N 47° 29.359 E 019° 02.363
34T E 352311 N 5261405
Quick Description: Bronze statue Akhenaten an Egyptian pharaoh of 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt located in the Garden of Philosophy on Gellért Hill in Budapest & 326290 Akhenaten Asteroid a large rock that orbits the Sun between orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date Posted: 5/25/2020 11:53:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM12GWP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The bronze statue Akhenaten an Egyptian pharaoh of 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt can be found in the group of statues placed in "the Garden of Philosophy" on Gellért Hill in Budapest. The sculpture, created in 1997 (the year of Wagner’s death), found its secluded hillside home in 2001. Wagner’s intention for the piece was to promote mutual understanding among the world’s religions. The group of statues features an inner circle composed of what Wagner saw as the five founders of the world’s major religions: Abraham, Jesus, Buddha, Laozi, and Akhenaten. The orb they gather around is about the size of a fist and intended to represent the similarities in what is worshiped by these major schools of thought.
Akhenaten was, the Egyptian pharaoh who began his reign as Amenhotep IV and changed his name as part of his attempt to shift Egypt to a monotheism centered around the sun god Aten, seems an odd choice here and stands out physically as well. He is built smaller than his companions, wearing a large Egyptian war crown that at first glance resembles the bulbous brain of a classic sci-fi alien.


(326290) Akhenaten Asteroid
Akhenaten is an asteroid, a large rock that orbits the Sun mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They tend to be an irregular shaped but Ceres asteroid is known to be spherical in shape but because it doesn't clear its path round the Sun, it is only a dwarf planet. It has an alternative name which is 1998 HE3.

Akhenaten was discovered on 1998-04-21 by R. A. Tucker.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 21.8 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 albedo of the object is 1. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Aphelion of the object is 1.266 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 0.492 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 53.45785 degrees. It is the angle between the Reference Direction and the Ascending Node. It is normally represented by the greek letter O. The ascending node is the point in which the object passes north. The descending node is the southern.

The Argument of Perihelion is 309.3429. 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 191.41243, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 0.8789081, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Akhenaten orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 3.37847 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4402058, it is the degree at which Akhenaten orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Akhenaten Facts

Type Asteroid
Alternative Name 1998 HE3
Asteroid Type Aten
Date of Discovery 1998-04-21
Discoverer R. A. Tucker
Absolute Magnitude 21.8
Albedo 1
Aphelion (Furthest) 1.266 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest) 0.492 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node 53.45785
Argument of Perihelion 309.3429
Mean Anomoly 191.41243
Semi-Major Axis 0.8789081
Orbital Inclination (degrees) 3.37847
Orbital Eccentricity 0.4402058

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