Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 03YJ179

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: 03YJ179   
# Created Wed Oct 18 01:37:28 2017
# Orbit generated from Bernstein formalism
# Fitting   24 observations of   26
# Arc:   6.73y
# First observation: 2003/12/16
#  Last observation: 2010/09/08
Preliminary a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
   0.000172   0.025900   0.000003   0.000536   0.025510   0.000000
# Chi-squared of fit:    13.21 DOF:   42 RMS:  0.13
# Min/Max residuals:    -0.25    0.38
# Exact a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  1.513423E-05  2.616877E-02  2.185207E-07  5.391752E-04  2.544326E-02 -4.914147E-04
# Covariance matrix:
  2.4553E-13 -1.5544E-13  1.9387E-15 -2.4265E-15 -7.6742E-14 -6.4008E-13
 -1.5544E-13  1.5898E-13 -2.0566E-15  2.5397E-15  3.5348E-14  7.0161E-13
  1.9387E-15 -2.0566E-15  1.2695E-13 -2.6720E-14 -1.5295E-15 -1.0423E-14
 -2.4265E-15  2.5397E-15 -2.6720E-14  1.0922E-14  2.1118E-15  1.3017E-14
 -7.6742E-14  3.5348E-14 -1.5295E-15  2.1118E-15  3.2528E-13  3.7504E-13
 -6.4008E-13  7.0161E-13 -1.0423E-14  1.3017E-14  3.7504E-13  3.4596E-12
#      lat0       lon0       xBary       yBary       zBary        JD0
    0.865682   66.845810   -0.283875    0.014266   -0.939609  2452989.818923
# Heliocentric elements and errors
Epoch:              2452980.5000  =  2003/12/07
Mean Anomaly:          350.78306 +/-     0.046
Argument of Peri:       46.50609 +/-     0.054
Long of Asc Node:       31.60722 +/-     0.006
Inclination:             1.45034 +/-     0.000
Eccentricity:         0.08177035 +/-    0.0001
Semi-Major Axis:     43.76988352 +/-    0.0044
Time of Perihelion: 2455688.4816 +/-      13.5
Perihelion:          40.19080500 +/-    0.0052
Aphelion:            47.34896204 +/-    0.0058
Period (y)              289.5818 +/-      0.04
# Ecliptic coordinates at JD0 (AU and AU/d)
Ecliptic X           15.55708918 +/-    0.0003
Ecliptic Y           37.11196116 +/-    0.0008
Ecliptic Z            0.59380791 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic XDOT        -0.00261454 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic YDOT         0.00105154 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic ZDOT         0.00005737 +/-    0.0000
# Distances at JD0 (AU)
Heliocenter to KBO   40.24516484 +/-    0.0008
Geocenter to KBO     39.30313400 +/-    0.0009
# Hcoef:  7.05

The following table shows the complete astrometric record for 03YJ179. 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 (03YJ179) followed by the observatory code and reference code for the source of the astrometry.

2003 12  16.31818  04 19 24.41   +22 18 22.3   23.2g 03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2003 12  16.34467  04 19 24.26   +22 18 21.9   23.3g 03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2003 12  16.37098  04 19 24.12   +22 18 21.6   23.5g 03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2003 12  17.39000  04 19 18.87   +22 18 08.8         03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2003 12  17.42270  04 19 18.68   +22 18 08.9         03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2004 12  11.36654  04 26 09.54   +22 35 46.8   22.5r 03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2004 12  11.39535  04 26 09.38   +22 35 46.5   22.6r 03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2004 12  11.42484  04 26 09.22   +22 35 46.1   22.6r 03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2004 12  12.28992  04 26 04.61   +22 35 35.9   22.6r 03YJ179   568  Cq9907      
2005 10  04.42174  04 37 42.86   +23 00 42.8         03YJ179   675  Cq9907      
2005 10  04.47528  04 37 42.74   +23 00 42.7   22.8R 03YJ179   675  Cq9907      
2005 10  04.51629  04 37 42.65   +23 00 42.5         03YJ179   675  Cq9907      
2005 11  04.42651  04 35 51.27   +22 57 42.8   22. R 03YJ179   695  Cq9907      
2005 11  04.46117  04 35 51.10   +22 57 42.7   22. R 03YJ179   695  Cq9907      
2005 12  24.26442  04 31 28.03   +22 49 02.2   23.6r 03YJ179   568  C~0D39      
2005 12  24.36213  04 31 27.53   +22 49 01.2   23.6r 03YJ179   568  C~0D39      
2005 12  24.39647  04 31 27.36   +22 49 00.7   23.5r 03YJ179   568  C~0D39      
2005 12  25.40044  04 31 22.38   +22 48 50.0   23.5r 03YJ179   568  C~0D39      
2007 09  16.50822  04 50 47.52   +23 27 04.5         03YJ179   675  Cy6720      
2007 09  17.44513  04 50 47.41   +23 27 06.0   22.5R 03YJ179   675  Cy6720      
2008 03  04.16516  04 41 30.26   +23 11 20.5         03YJ179   695  Cy7592      
2010 09  07.45575  05 09 47.20   +23 58 26.0         03YJ179   675  C~0WzD      
2010 09  07.50531  05 09 47.26   +23 58 26.2         03YJ179   675  C~0WzD      
2010 09  07.51027  05 09 47.27   +23 58 26.3         03YJ179   675  C~0WzD      
2010 09  08.46468  05 09 48.54   +23 58 29.6         03YJ179   675  C~0WzD      
2010 09  08.49349  05 09 48.58   +23 58 29.3         03YJ179   675  C~0WzD      

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     0.23       0.00     0.02
  2   0.0001     -2.12     0.07      -0.04    -0.02
  3   0.0001     -4.08     0.06      -0.01     0.00
  4   0.0029    -78.06    -0.01      -0.30    -0.17
  5   0.0030    -80.64    -0.19       0.24     0.38
  6   0.9885   5712.97    -0.05     112.06     0.01
  7   0.9886   5710.73    -0.09     112.11     0.06
  8   0.9887   5708.48    -0.08     112.06     0.01
  9   0.9910   5643.78    -0.01     112.08     0.10
 10   1.8018  15442.84    -0.13     169.65    -0.14
 11   1.8019  15441.18    -0.04     169.79    -0.10
 12   1.8020  15439.91     0.05     169.76    -0.19
 13   1.8867  13884.05     0.18     207.52     0.11
 14   1.8868  13881.70     0.16     207.76     0.32
 15   2.0231  10196.73    -0.02     221.47    -0.13
 16   2.0234  10189.72    -0.08     221.51    -0.08
 17   2.0235  10187.32    -0.04     221.37    -0.22
 18   2.0262  10117.47    -0.10     221.06    -0.17
 19   3.7514  26486.98 (   0.71)    361.03 (  -0.39)
 20   3.7539  26485.63 (   0.63)    362.71 (  -0.32)
 21   4.2159  18659.70     0.12     377.50     0.17
 22   6.7273  42698.36     0.01     679.29     0.01
 23   6.7274  42699.24    -0.06     679.42     0.03
 24   6.7274  42699.39    -0.01     679.51     0.11
 25   6.7300  42717.76    -0.00     681.40     0.16
 26   6.7301  42718.31     0.04     681.05    -0.25

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.

03YJ179    quality flag:2

Type:      CLASSICAL    7:4EEE CLASSICAL

axisobj        44.016    44.030    44.003
ecceobj         0.086     0.086     0.086
incobj          1.444     1.444     1.444
qmin           38.996    39.443    38.337
qmax           48.719    48.396    49.619
amean          43.721    43.726    43.731
amin           43.341    43.339    43.315
amax           44.134    44.153    44.171
emean           0.082     0.082     0.092
emin            0.059     0.068     0.071
emax            0.104     0.096     0.124
imean           1.601     1.540     1.417
imin            0.680     0.664     0.299
imax            2.346     2.245     2.293
excite_mean     0.087     0.087     0.096
fracstop        1.000     1.000     1.000
cjmean          3.089     3.089     3.087

libcent 0      -180.0     178.4    -180.0
libamp  0      -180.0     154.6    -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       173.3     180.7     170.5
kozaiamp        180.0     180.0     180.0