Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 03FZ129

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: 03FZ129   
# Created Sun Apr 20 01:39:43 2014
# Orbit generated from Bernstein formalism
# Fitting   16 observations of   17
# Arc:   4.87y
# First observation: 2003/03/24
#  Last observation: 2008/02/05
Preliminary a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
   0.000304   0.031909   0.000016  -0.003097   0.027253   0.000000
# Chi-squared of fit:    11.11 DOF:   26 RMS:  0.15
# Min/Max residuals:    -0.32    0.28
# Exact a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  1.823414E-05  3.225546E-02 -8.274004E-07 -3.123917E-03  2.700832E-02  2.921574E-04
# Covariance matrix:
  3.4217E-13 -8.9031E-14  2.3757E-15 -1.0679E-15  2.5824E-13  7.3420E-14
 -8.9031E-14  4.5925E-13  2.2081E-14 -4.4857E-14  3.4042E-13  2.7989E-12
  2.3757E-15  2.2081E-14  1.7830E-13 -4.8860E-14  2.5578E-14  1.5240E-13
 -1.0679E-15 -4.4857E-14 -4.8860E-14  3.0522E-14 -4.5148E-14 -3.0145E-13
  2.5824E-13  3.4042E-13  2.5578E-14 -4.5148E-14  7.9601E-13  2.8294E-12
  7.3420E-14  2.7989E-12  1.5240E-13 -3.0145E-13  2.8294E-12  1.8824E-11
#      lat0       lon0       xBary       yBary       zBary        JD0
    1.791083 -169.252423    0.123518    0.030863   -0.987151  2452722.962003
# Heliocentric elements and errors
Epoch:              2452720.5000  =  2003/03/22
Mean Anomaly:            0.65112 +/-     0.011
Argument of Peri:      160.81064 +/-     0.027
Long of Asc Node:       28.03957 +/-     0.001
Inclination:             5.78834 +/-     0.000
Eccentricity:         0.38946491 +/-    0.0001
Semi-Major Axis:     62.25653600 +/-    0.0133
Time of Perihelion: 2452395.9875 +/-       5.5
Perihelion:          38.00979953 +/-    0.0107
Aphelion:            86.50327246 +/-    0.0197
Period (y)              491.2308 +/-      0.16
# Ecliptic coordinates at JD0 (AU and AU/d)
Ecliptic X          -37.35349662 +/-    0.0012
Ecliptic Y           -6.96032439 +/-    0.0002
Ecliptic Z            1.15723048 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic XDOT         0.00056453 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic YDOT        -0.00322448 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic ZDOT        -0.00031540 +/-    0.0000
# Distances at JD0 (AU)
Heliocenter to KBO   38.01406329 +/-    0.0012
Geocenter to KBO     37.02562420 +/-    0.0012
# Hcoef:  7.38

The following table shows the complete astrometric record for 03FZ129. 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 (03FZ129) followed by the observatory code and reference code for the source of the astrometry.

2003 03  24.46126  12 42 19.55   -02 36 21.3   22.7R 03FZ129   568  Cq9882      
2003 03  24.50620  12 42 19.34   -02 36 19.9   22.7R 03FZ129   568  Cq9882      
2003 03  24.55229  12 42 19.11   -02 36 18.8   22.7R 03FZ129   568  Cq9882      
2003 03  27.47389  12 42 05.19   -02 34 54.1         03FZ129   568  Cq9882      
2003 06  06.30784  12 37 43.58   -02 11 02.8         03FZ129   568  Cq9882      
2003 06  06.35800  12 37 43.50   -02 11 02.7         03FZ129   568  Cq9882      
2003 06  06.40291  12 37 43.43   -02 11 02.4         03FZ129   568  Cq9882      
2004 04  15.28011  12 47 04.28   -03 18 57.7         03FZ129   675  Cq9882      
2004 04  15.32896  12 47 04.05   -03 18 56.2         03FZ129   675  Cq9882      
2004 04  15.37174  12 47 03.84   -03 18 55.2         03FZ129   675  Cq9882      
2004 04  16.23978  12 46 59.80   -03 18 31.9         03FZ129   675  Cq9882      
2005 07  09.17988  12 50 31.02   -03 57 42.0         03FZ129   675  Cq9882      
2005 07  10.17986  12 50 32.45   -03 57 55.3         03FZ129   675  Cq9882      
2008 02  05.17393  13 17 38.99   -07 14 14.1   23.2R 03FZ129   250  S~06Ac      
2008 02  05.18018  13 17 38.98   -07 14 14.1         03FZ129   250  S~06Ac      
2008 02  05.18643  13 17 38.97   -07 14 14.0         03FZ129   250  S~06Ac      
2008 02  05.19268  13 17 38.96   -07 14 14.0         03FZ129   250  S~06Ac      

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     0.13       0.00    -0.21
  2   0.0001     -3.44     0.20       0.06    -0.07
  3   0.0002     -7.05     0.20      -0.28    -0.32
  4   0.0082   -232.14 (   0.50)     -3.93 (   0.12)
  5   0.2022  -4400.92    -0.02    -222.44     0.20
  6   0.2023  -4402.07    -0.05    -222.82     0.06
  7   0.2024  -4403.15    -0.15    -222.96     0.13
  8   1.0618   4925.98    -0.11    -686.76     0.10
  9   1.0619   4922.22    -0.15    -686.72     0.28
 10   1.0620   4918.93    -0.19    -687.02     0.09
 11   1.0644   4854.10    -0.24    -689.18    -0.02
 12   2.2935   8686.34     0.13   -1621.82    -0.09
 13   2.2963   8711.28     0.28   -1625.75    -0.17
 14   4.8698  36009.17     0.02   -3187.57     0.04
 15   4.8699  36009.03     0.01   -3187.63    -0.02
 16   4.8699  36008.85    -0.03   -3187.59     0.02
 17   4.8699  36008.71    -0.03   -3187.65    -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.

03FZ129    quality flag:3

Type:       SCATNEAR  SCATNEAR  SCATNEAR

axisobj        61.250    61.250    61.250
ecceobj         0.379     0.379     0.379
incobj          5.807     5.807     5.807
qmin           37.250    37.268    37.248
qmax           87.768    87.783    87.778
amean          61.885    61.880    61.884
amin           61.187    61.151    61.160
amax           62.879    62.883    62.885
emean           0.386     0.386     0.386
emin            0.375     0.376     0.375
emax            0.397     0.397     0.397
imean           5.417     5.417     5.417
imin            5.027     5.029     5.031
imax            5.881     5.884     5.874
excite_mean     0.397     0.397     0.397
fracstop        1.000     1.000     1.000
cjmean          3.120     3.120     3.120

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       188.9     189.0     189.0
kozaiamp        180.0     179.9     179.9