Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 02GE32

The following information shows the result of the orbit fit based on Gary Bernstein's method. Most of the information should be self-explanatory. Take special note that while the original Bernstein software works with barycentric coordinates, we convert these results into a heliocentric coordinate system.

# Object: 02GE32    
# Created Fri Oct 19 01:08:07 2018
# Orbit generated by ELGB
# -->Covariance matrix from a Bernstein fit
# Fitting   16 observations of   18
# Arc:  16.11y
# First observation: 2002/04/08
#  Last observation: 2018/05/19
# Chi-squared of fit:    40.44 DOF:   26 RMS:  0.28
# Min/Max residuals:    -0.64    0.87
# Exact a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  1.493427E-05  2.359724E-02  5.796662E-06  6.619098E-03  2.559791E-02 -5.752981E-03
# Covariance matrix:
  4.6086E-13 -9.6400E-14  4.9988E-14 -2.5492E-14  2.8171E-13 -1.8899E-13
 -9.6400E-14  6.2327E-14 -3.3571E-14  1.7045E-14  9.4779E-14  1.2325E-13
  4.9988E-14 -3.3571E-14  1.9810E-13 -2.4219E-14 -4.2843E-14 -6.9493E-14
 -2.5492E-14  1.7045E-14 -2.4219E-14  7.2138E-15  2.1482E-14  3.5297E-14
  2.8171E-13  9.4779E-14 -4.2843E-14  2.1482E-14  1.1420E-12  1.4408E-13
 -1.8899E-13  1.2325E-13 -6.9493E-14  3.5297E-14  1.4408E-13  2.5580E-13
#      lat0       lon0       xBary       yBary       zBary        JD0
   -0.895154 -159.305531    0.040797   -0.015710   -1.002732  2452372.622093
# Heliocentric elements and errors
Epoch:              2452372.5000  =  2002/04/08
Mean Anomaly:          277.72756 +/-     0.050
Argument of Peri:      104.99855 +/-     0.029
Long of Asc Node:      203.73203 +/-     0.000
Inclination:            15.71790 +/-     0.000
Eccentricity:         0.22758327 +/-    0.0000
Semi-Major Axis:     39.24749835 +/-    0.0061
Time of Perihelion: 2472896.7960 +/-      20.4
Perihelion:          30.31542434 +/-    0.0048
Aphelion:            48.17957235 +/-    0.0076
Period (y)              245.8817 +/-      0.06
# Ecliptic coordinates at JD0 (AU and AU/d)
Ecliptic X          -37.49228523 +/-    0.0015
Ecliptic Y          -14.11478985 +/-    0.0006
Ecliptic Z           -0.61010498 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic XDOT         0.00144873 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic YDOT        -0.00214889 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic ZDOT         0.00071770 +/-    0.0000
# Distances at JD0 (AU)
Heliocenter to KBO   40.06597006 +/-    0.0014
Geocenter to KBO     39.06585849 +/-    0.0016
# Hcoef:  7.40

The following table shows the complete astrometric record for 02GE32. The first three columns show the date of observation. The next six columns are RA and DEC. The next column (when provided) is the observed magnitude and filter. The next column is the object name (02GE32) followed by the observatory code and reference code for the source of the astrometry.

2002 04  08.12135  13 15 06.02   -08 54 36.4   22.4R 02GE32    807  Cf5154      
2002 04  08.17047  13 15 05.80   -08 54 34.5         02GE32    807  Cf5154      
2002 04  09.21058  13 15 00.88   -08 54 00.9         02GE32    807  Cf5154      
2004 07  15.06709  13 22 02.45   -08 39 32.2   22.9R 02GE32    807  Cl0718      
2004 07  16.99059  13 22 04.15   -08 39 39.9         02GE32    807  Cl0718      
2004 07  17.08946  13 22 04.26   -08 39 40.4         02GE32    807  Cl0718      
2005 05  09.16897  13 29 56.76   -09 05 43.4   22.6R 02GE32    807  Cn5324      
2005 05  10.16326  13 29 52.53   -09 05 14.3         02GE32    807  Cn5324      
2005 05  10.24777  13 29 52.15   -09 05 11.8         02GE32    807  Cn5324      
2005 05  11.05675  13 29 48.76   -09 04 48.7         02GE32    807  Cn5324      
2006 04  27.11801  13 36 46.78   -09 20 43.7   22.1R 02GE32    807  Cr3565      
2006 04  27.18995  13 36 46.43   -09 20 41.3         02GE32    807  Cr3565      
2006 04  28.07173  13 36 42.25   -09 20 10.5         02GE32    807  Cr3565      
2009 04  27.20331  13 54 55.49   -09 45 03.4   23.6R 02GE32    688  C~06fZ      
2009 04  27.28524  13 54 55.18   -09 45 01.7         02GE32    688  C~06fZ      
2018 05  19.161900 14 52 05.532  -10 28 23.05  24.0R 02GE32    705              
2018 05  19.229980 14 52 05.142  -10 28 21.09        02GE32    705              
2018 05  19.269950 14 52 04.945  -10 28 20.14        02GE32    705              

The following table shows the residuals to the orbit fit. The first coumn is the point number. The second column is the time, in years, measured from the first observation. The third and fifth columns are the regularized positions used in the orbit fit. The fourth and sixth columns are the residuals, in arc seconds, for RA and Dec respectively.

  1   0.0000      0.00    -0.15       0.00    -0.32
  2   0.0001      0.00     0.10       0.00    -0.01
  3   0.0030      0.00     0.27       0.00    -0.22
  4   2.2695      0.00 (   6.28)      0.00 (   3.09)
  5   2.2748      0.00     0.12       0.00     0.10
  6   2.2751      0.00     0.10       0.00    -0.11
  7   3.0857      0.00    -0.45       0.00    -0.10
  8   3.0884      0.00    -0.02       0.00     0.13
  9   3.0886      0.00    -0.23       0.00     0.18
 10   3.0909      0.00     0.15       0.00     0.01
 11   4.0520      0.00     0.21       0.00     0.03
 12   4.0522      0.00     0.19       0.00     0.17
 13   4.0546      0.00 (   0.18)      0.00 (   3.29)
 14   7.0529      0.00    -0.64       0.00     0.46
 15   7.0532      0.00     0.87       0.00    -0.39
 16  16.1124      0.00     0.31       0.00    -0.21
 17  16.1125      0.00    -0.18       0.00     0.03
 18  16.1127      0.00     0.01       0.00    -0.03

The following table comes from a 10My integration of the orbit of the object. Three columns are shown. The first column is the result of integrating the nominal orbit. The other two columns are based on clones of the nominal orbit that are +/- 3 sigma from the nominal orbit. If all three types agree then the classificiation is deemed secure. The basis for these calculations is described in more detail in AJ, 129, 1117 (2005). Any use made of these calculations should refer to and credit this publication and the Deep Ecliptic Survey Team.

02GE32    quality flag:3

Type:           3:2E      3:2E      3:2E

axisobj        39.089    39.089    39.090
ecceobj         0.231     0.231     0.231
incobj         15.756    15.756    15.756
qmin           29.032    29.025    29.038
qmax           50.587    50.570    50.570
amean          39.455    39.455    39.455
amin           38.983    38.982    38.988
amax           39.995    39.996    40.013
emean           0.242     0.242     0.242
emin            0.220     0.220     0.220
emax            0.265     0.265     0.265
imean          15.749    15.749    15.749
imin           15.144    15.143    15.143
imax           16.189    16.189    16.189
excite_mean     0.364     0.364     0.364
fracstop        1.000     1.000     1.000
cjmean          2.901     2.901     2.901

libcent 0       180.2     180.4     180.8
libamp  0        89.7      90.7      90.7
libcent 1      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  1      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libcent 2      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  2      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libcent 3      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  3      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libcent 4      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  4      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0

kozaimean        89.2      89.2      89.2
kozaiamp         15.1      15.1      15.1