Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 03KQ20

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: 03KQ20    
# Created Tue Oct 24 01:37:23 2017
# Orbit generated from Bernstein formalism
# Fitting    3 observations of    3
# Arc:  22.98h
# First observation: 2003/05/30
#  Last observation: 2003/05/31
# WARNING Fitting with energy constraint
# WARNING and with gdot fixed = 0
# Chi-squared of fit:     0.08 DOF:    2 RMS:  0.03
# Min/Max residuals:    -0.05    0.05
# Exact a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  3.556525E-05  2.956763E-01  3.736718E-06  3.114247E-02  1.306286E-01  0.000000E+00
# Covariance matrix:
  1.8459E-09  1.5069E-05 -2.3371E-13  1.8443E-10  2.4339E-06  0.0000E+00
  1.5069E-05  1.2307E-01 -1.9087E-09  1.5062E-06  1.9877E-02  0.0000E+00
 -2.3371E-13 -1.9087E-09  7.2940E-13 -2.8911E-10 -3.0827E-10  0.0000E+00
  1.8443E-10  1.5062E-06 -2.8911E-10  3.4863E-07  2.4327E-07  0.0000E+00
  2.4339E-06  1.9877E-02 -3.0827E-10  2.4327E-07  3.2104E-03  0.0000E+00
  0.0000E+00  0.0000E+00  0.0000E+00  0.0000E+00  0.0000E+00  2.9332E-02
#      lat0       lon0       xBary       yBary       zBary        JD0
   -0.258276 -109.937716    0.026276   -0.004560   -1.016349  2452789.723343
# Heliocentric elements and errors
Epoch:              2452780.5000  =  2003/05/21
Mean Anomaly:          358.90717 +/-   207.673
Argument of Peri:      358.89843 +/-   275.756
Long of Asc Node:      252.02744 +/-     2.379
Inclination:             6.02174 +/-     7.086
Eccentricity:         0.13615123 +/-    1.2465
Semi-Major Axis:     10.03469386 +/-   10.6373
Time of Perihelion: 2452815.7457 +/-    6697.6
Perihelion:           8.66845792 +/-   15.5210
Aphelion:            11.40092980 +/-   17.3932
Period (y)               31.7881 +/-     50.55
# Ecliptic coordinates at JD0 (AU and AU/d)
Ecliptic X           -2.98376923 +/-    1.1325
Ecliptic Y           -8.13887231 +/-    3.1214
Ecliptic Z           -0.03447682 +/-    0.0150
Ecliptic XDOT         0.00581873 +/-    0.0046
Ecliptic YDOT        -0.00212110 +/-    0.0037
Ecliptic ZDOT         0.00065290 +/-    0.0003
# Distances at JD0 (AU)
Heliocenter to KBO    8.66863945 +/-    2.9564
Geocenter to KBO      7.65529081 +/-    3.3205
# Hcoef: 13.03

The following table shows the complete astrometric record for 03KQ20. 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 (03KQ20) followed by the observatory code and reference code for the source of the astrometry.

2003 05  30.22260  16 33 32.91   -22 12 50.6   21.8R 03KQ20    807  Ci2136      
2003 05  30.30649  16 33 31.15   -22 12 45.5         03KQ20    807  Ci2136      
2003 05  31.17991  16 33 13.31   -22 11 53.2         03KQ20    807  Ci2136      

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     0.05       0.00     0.01
  2   0.0002    -24.92    -0.05       1.46    -0.01
  3   0.0026   -277.67     0.00      16.82     0.00

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.

03KQ20    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