Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 02XF91

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: 02XF91    
# Created Fri Oct 20 01:37:24 2017
# Orbit generated from Bernstein formalism
# Fitting    5 observations of    5
# Arc:  56.98d
# First observation: 2002/12/04
#  Last observation: 2003/01/30
Preliminary a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  -0.000002   0.015897  -0.000000   0.001989   0.023935   0.000000
# WARNING MRQMIN stopped after  13 iterations -- oscilliatory solution
# WARNING Fitting with energy constraint
# WARNING MRQMIN stopped after  17 iterations -- oscilliatory solution
# WARNING MRQMIN stopped after  13 iterations -- oscilliatory solution
# Chi-squared of fit:     4.55 DOF:    5 RMS:  0.17
# Min/Max residuals:    -0.33    0.37
# Exact a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  8.969248E-06  1.638057E-02  9.929490E-07  1.989276E-03  2.403787E-02 -1.554644E-02
# Covariance matrix:
  6.7791E-10  1.0136E-06  1.2914E-11 -4.6834E-09  1.7008E-07  6.1458E-07
  1.0136E-06  1.5166E-03  1.9323E-08 -7.0083E-06  2.5448E-04  9.1737E-04
  1.2914E-11  1.9323E-08  7.3799E-13 -9.2471E-11  3.2423E-09  1.1696E-08
 -4.6834E-09 -7.0083E-06 -9.2471E-11  3.2445E-08 -1.1759E-06 -4.2153E-06
  1.7008E-07  2.5448E-04  3.2423E-09 -1.1759E-06  4.2701E-05  1.5418E-04
  6.1458E-07  9.1737E-04  1.1696E-08 -4.2153E-06  1.5418E-04  6.2967E-04
#      lat0       lon0       xBary       yBary       zBary        JD0
   -1.776058   92.251871    0.342192   -0.028517   -0.919359  2452612.874723
# Heliocentric elements and errors
Epoch:              2452610.5000  =  2002/12/02
Mean Anomaly:          306.55506 +/-   118.327
Argument of Peri:      121.82343 +/-   149.771
Long of Asc Node:      105.71084 +/-    33.223
Inclination:             7.18692 +/-    16.743
Eccentricity:         0.69122798 +/-    1.4020
Semi-Major Axis:     41.04829880 +/-   20.1308
Time of Perihelion: 2466871.3451 +/-   29779.8
Perihelion:          12.67456623 +/-   57.8830
Aphelion:            69.42203138 +/-   66.8650
Period (y)              262.9971 +/-    193.47
# Ecliptic coordinates at JD0 (AU and AU/d)
Ecliptic X           -1.32956966 +/-    0.4432
Ecliptic Y           42.48633531 +/-   11.2950
Ecliptic Z           -1.28930392 +/-    0.3505
Ecliptic XDOT        -0.00180230 +/-    0.0040
Ecliptic YDOT        -0.00183851 +/-    0.0032
Ecliptic ZDOT         0.00028155 +/-    0.0002
# Distances at JD0 (AU)
Heliocenter to KBO   42.52668278 +/-   11.2843
Geocenter to KBO     41.60101624 +/-   11.3091
# Hcoef:  6.55

The following table shows the complete astrometric record for 02XF91. 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 (02XF91) followed by the observatory code and reference code for the source of the astrometry.

2002 12  04.37398  06 09 41.19   +21 38 39.5   22.3R 02XF91    695  Ch0143      
2002 12  04.48249  06 09 40.57   +21 38 39.5         02XF91    695  Ch0143      
2002 12  05.36722  06 09 36.00   +21 38 40.9         02XF91    695  Ch0143      
2003 01  30.22729  06 04 44.31   +21 40 58.4   22.7R 02XF91    688  Ch1704      
2003 01  30.35700  06 04 43.75   +21 40 59.0         02XF91    688  Ch1704      

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     0.37       0.00     0.07
  2   0.0003     -8.64    -0.33      -0.15    -0.08
  3   0.0027    -72.37    -0.05       0.19     0.02
  4   0.1557  -4140.65     0.04      85.79    -0.10
  5   0.1560  -4148.46    -0.04      86.32     0.10

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.

02XF91    quality flag:0

Type:      ERR2LARGE ERR2LARGE ERR2LARGE

axisobj         0.000     0.000     0.000
ecceobj        -1.000    -1.000    -1.000
incobj         -1.000    -1.000    -1.000
qmin            0.000     0.000     0.000
qmax            0.000     0.000     0.000
amean           0.000     0.000     0.000
amin            0.000     0.000     0.000
amax            0.000     0.000     0.000
emean           0.000     0.000     0.000
emin            0.000     0.000     0.000
emax            0.000     0.000     0.000
imean           0.000     0.000     0.000
imin            0.000     0.000     0.000
imax            0.000     0.000     0.000
excite_mean     0.000     0.000     0.000
fracstop        0.000     0.000     0.000
cjmean          0.000     0.000     0.000

libcent 0      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  0      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
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         0.0       0.0       0.0
kozaiamp          0.0       0.0       0.0